Planning Certificates

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A planning certificate provides mandatory information such as the zoning of the land, permissible and prohibited land uses (including proposed permissible and prohibited uses), details of exempt and complying development, development controls and hazards. Planning certificates are issued pursuant to Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979 (previously Section 149). 

It is a requirement for all contracts of sale for properties to contain a planning certificate.

There are two types of planning certificates:

  • Section 10.7 (2) Certificate – $53.00 
  • Section 10.7 (2) and (5) Certificate – $133.00 - includes additional matters such as additional studies, draft planning controls, loose-fill asbestos insulation, unauthorised earthworks and future road widening that may apply to the property.

An additional urgency fee of $72.00 is payable for processing within 24 hours for certificates in urban areas and 48 hours for non-urban areas.  

To apply, fill in the Application for Section 10.7 Planning Certificate which can be emailed or printed and posted to Council together with your payment details.  Alternatively, applications can be made in person at our Customer Service counter.