Planning

Building or Buying?

If you are interested in building or buying in Camden, please check our Residential Guide for general information.

You will need to attain a Section 149 Planning Certificate to understand what local planning controls and property restrictions apply.

Information on how to apply for a Planning Certificate can be found below.

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Apply for a Planning Certificate using this form.

Or make a general enquiry through the NSW Planning Portal.

Zoning maps for Camden LEP 2010 can be viewed on the NSW Legislation website

What is a Section 149 Planning Certificate?

Council is able to issue a Planning Certificate, under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

A Section 149 Planning Certificate provides information, current at the date of issue, about relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property restrictions relating to a parcel of land.

There are two types of Section 149 Certificates:

 Section 149 (2) Planning Certificate

A Section 149 (2) Planning Certificate provides information, as specified under Schedule 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, including: 

  • The name/s of relevant planning controls - State Environmental Planning Policies, Regional Environmental Plans, Local Environmental Plans and Development Control Plans;
  • Zoning and land uses that are permitted or prohibited within that zone;
  • Any heritage listings that apply;
  • Land reserved for acquisition;
  • Road widening and road realignment;
  • Whether the land is affected by a policy that restricts development because of the likelihood of certain hazard risks;
  • The name of each contributions plan applying to the land;
  • Whether the land is subject to any site compatibility certificates, such as seniors housing or affordable housing;
  • Matters arising under the Contaminated Land Management Act, 1997;

 

Sections 149 (2) and (5) Certificate

A Section 149(2) and (5) Planning Certificate contains the above information, and additional advice on other relevant matters affecting the land.

When do you need a Planning Certificate?

When a property is to be sold, a Section 149 Planning Certificate is required under the Conveyancing Act 1919, to be attached to the contract of sale.

How to Apply for a Planning Certificate?

There are three ways you can apply for a Section 149 Planning Certificate – in person, by email or by post.

A Section 149 certificate application can be downloaded from the following link:

Section 149 Application Form

You can lodge your application in person at our Customer Service Centre, 70 Central Ave, Oran Park NSW 2570 and pay the relevant fee.

Alternatively, you can email your application with a completed Credit Card Authorisation Form, or

Postyour completed application form with a completed Credit Card Authorisation Form or a cheque for the full amount to:

Camden Council
PO Box 183
CAMDEN NSW 2570

How much does a Planning Certificate Cost and how long does it take to issue?

The following fees have been set under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and apply when obtaining a Section 149 (2) and (5) Planning Certificate:

  • $53.00 for a Section 149 (2) Planning Certificate
  • $133.00 for a Section 149 (2) and (5) Planning Certificate

A Section 149 Planning Certificate will be issued within 5 business or working days.

An urgency processing fee additional to the above fees can be paid, and the certificate will be available within 1 business or working day.

(refer to the Section 149 certificate application for the current urgency fee).