Section 149 Planning Certificates
Under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
, a local council will, upon application, issue a certificate providing information about planning controls or property affectations relating to any piece of land within the local government area.
Waverley Council issues Section 149(2) certificates, costing $53.00 and Section 149 (2) and (5) certificates, costing $133.00.
You also have the opportunity to purchase urgent Section 149(2) Certificates for $153.00 or Section 149(2) and (5) Certificates for $233.00.
A certificate issued under Section149(2) provides information about the zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property affectations such as land contamination and road widening.
A certificate issued under Sections 149(2) and 149(5) provides both the information available in a Section 149 (2) certificate and additional information such as advice from other authorities, subdivision history and easements where Council has information available. While the certificate will state all the relevant planning instruments that apply to the property, it does not specify specific development standards or terms of the instruments.
NEW – Order and receive certificates online
Register for our new online certificate service and receive an electronic PDF version of your Section 149 Planning Certificate in a reduced time.
- Register to use the online service - you will only have to do this once. See below for the registration link
- Follow the easy step-by-step process to order your certificate
- Pay by credit card and you will receive a receipt straight away
Your request will be checked and the certificates will be emailed in a secure PDF format within three to four days.
As a registered user, you can search Council’s database of properties, order multiple planning certificates in a single transaction and track the status of requested applications.
This service is part of Council’s aim to provide faster, more user friendly services and manage information in a more accessible way.
First time user?
Register for the e-certificate service here
Sign in for the e-certificate service here
Prefer a hard-copy certificate?
You can still order your certificates as before, and pay for them via traditional methods, although processing times may be longer than the e-certificate version:
Download the Certificate Application Form and then either send your application and cheque to Waverley Council - PO Box 9 Bondi Junction 1355 or pay in person at the Customer Service Centre - 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.
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