Planning Certificates

What is a 10.7 Planning Certificate (cf previous s 149)?

A 10.7 Planning Certificate as identified in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 provides information on how land may be used. It also provides information on the development restrictions applying to the land.

The matters which must be contained in the Certificate are specified in Schedule 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

The information contained in a planning certificate is correct on the day of issue, as planning controls can change at any time.

Matters specified in a Planning Certificate include:

  • property zoning
  • permitted and prohibited uses
  • any road widening proposals
  • state planning policies that affect the land
  • development Control Plans that apply to the land
  • whether or not land is bush fire prone
  • flood related development controls

There are three different Planning Certificates available:

  • 10.7 (2) Planning Certificate provides specific information and is a mandatory inclusion in a contract for the sale of land
  • 10.7 (2) Complying Development Planning Certificate only contains information as to whether or not complying development may be carried out under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, and if not, the reason why not
  • 10.7 (2) & (5) Planning Certificate provides the same specific information as 10.7(2) plus such other information concerning the land that Council may be aware of. The extra information is provided in good faith, and the Council does not incur any liability for information provided

What is the fee for a 10.7 Planning Certificate?

For fees related to Planning Certificates, please refer to the 2019/2020 Fees and Charges.

How long does it take to process a 10.7 Planning Certificate?

Planning Certificates are emailed to the Applicant within seven working days after receipt of the application. Urgent processing is available if an additional fee is paid as outlined in the 2019/2020 Fees and Charges.

Who can apply for a 10.7 Planning Certificate?

Any person may apply for a 149 Planning Certificate regarding any land within the Tamworth Regional Council area.

How do I apply for a 10.7 Planning Certificate?

Online applications for 10.7 Planning Certificates are available via the Development Hub.

How do I get further information relating to a 10.7 Planning Certificate?

For further information regarding a 10.7 Planning Certificate please contact Council.