Section 149 Certificate Review

Section 149 certificates must provide up to date and accurate planning information about a parcel of land as purchasers rely upon these certificates when making a decision to buy property.

Locale Consulting was engaged by a local council to provide a legal and planning review of section 149 certificates in respect to the information relating to complying development. This involved a complete review of council’s system for identifying land where complying development may or may not be carried out due to specific land exemptions under the SEPP (Exempt and Complying Codes). Where gaps or inconsistencies were identified, we made recommendations about how to address these issues.

This project resulted in holistic legal and planning advice being provided to council to ensure that section 149 certificates were accurate in respect to complying development.

If you would like to know more about this project, please contact:

Emma Broomfield

Director – Legal, Governance and Mediation 

T     0421 180 881