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Planning Certificates

Planning Certificates, also known as zoning certificates, and formerly known as section 149 (2) and section 149 (2)(5), are legal documents issued by Council under the provisions of Section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.  The certificate provides information on planning controls and any development restrictions which may apply to a particular parcel of land within the Council area. They are usually required upon the sale or purchase of a property.

There are two types of certificates:

  • 10.7 (2) Certificate - Provides information about the zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls, other planning affectations such as heritage, land contamination and road widening and whether or not complying development can be carried out on the land.

  • 10.7 (2) & (5) Certificate - Provides additional advice regarding demolition, foreshore building lines, other heritage considerations and general advice.

To submit a Planning Certificate Application proceed to Council's eServices page, please click here

Certificate Fees    
  • $66 per lot for s.10.7 (2) certificate

  • $167 per lot for s.10.7 (2) and (5) certificate.

Requests for multiple lots require an application for each individual lot.

The certificate is generally processed within 5 working days.

URGENT Planning Certificate

Council offers an urgency service for processing Planning Certificates. The following fees apply: 

  • Urgent 24 hours - additional $100 per lot

Council reserves the right to make this service unavailable. 

To Submit an application, proceed to Council's eServices page by clicking here.