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.
Wagga Wagga City Council issues Section 149(2) certificates and Section 149 (2) and (5) certificates. The cost of these can be found under Council's Fees and Charges.
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.
Applications can be made via the following methods: