Rejection of applications
We can reject applications under the provisions of Section 51 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 within 14 days after receiving it if:
- the application is illegible or unclear as to the development consent sought, or
- the application does not contain any information, or is not accompanied by any document, specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Regulation, or
- where the application is not accompanied by an environmental impact statement (when required to be), or
- being an application for development requiring concurrence, the application fails to include the concurrence fees appropriate for each concurrence relevant to the development, or
- being an application for integrated development, the application fails:
- to identify all of the approvals referred to in section 4.46 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that are required to be obtained before the development may be carried out, or
- to include the approval fees appropriate for each approval relevant to the development, or
- to include the additional information required by this Regulation in relation to the development, or
- being an application that is required under Part 7 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 to be accompanied by a biodiversity development assessment report, the application is not accompanied by such a report, or
- being an application that is required under 221ZW of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 to be accompanied by a species impact statement, the application is not accompanied by such a statement.
An application is taken, for the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, to have never been made if it is rejected under this Section.