The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 will be entirely renumbered and reorganised on 1 March 2018. References to clauses within this Act will be changed, including names of some certificates, applications and other services provided by Council. While every effort will be made to update the website and documentation, Council asks for your patience and understanding as we work to implement these changes.
Under Section 10.7 (previously 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 10.7(2) certificates and Section 10.7(2) and (5) certificates. The cost of these can be found under Council's Fees and Charges.
A certificate issued under Section 10.7(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 10.7(2) and 10.7(5) provides both the information available in a Section 10.7(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: