Before you start designing your proposal you will need to obtain information on how your property may be used and any restrictions on the development of your land. This information can be found in a Section 149 (S149) Planning Certificate.
In addition, you need to know about Council land use controls, policies and guidelines that will relate to your proposal. Such controls are detailed in Planning Controls and Policies.
S149 Planning Certificates contain information on how a property may be used and the restrictions on development. There are two types of Planning Certificates - Basic Planning Certificate and Full Planning Certificate.
A Basic Planning Certificate under Section 149(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 provides information on the development potential of a parcel of land and any planning restrictions that apply. Some of the matters addressed by Council include:
- Zoning and land uses under the relevant Local Environmental Plan
- Heritage information
- Complying development
- Coastal protection
- Flood affectations
- Council and other public authority policies on hazard risk restrictions
- Bushfire-prone land
A Full Planning Certificate under Section 149(5) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 provides you with all of the information contained within the Basic Planning Certificate, plus additional information such as:
- Resolution of draft LEPs
- 1 in 100 year flood information
- Affected by land slip or subsidence
- Heritage items in the vicinity
- Aircraft noise affectation
- Development that may be permissible or prohibited, subject to other planning documents
You can use either this downloadable application form or apply online