In 2020, amendments were made to the Planning Act 2016 to allow the Minister to extend or suspend periods under the Act because of the impact of COVID-19.The Minister has previously issued two six-month extension notices. Last month, the Minister extended timeframes for approved developments by a further TWELVE months.
We understand that the additional time provided through this extension notice applies to development approvals in effect on 29 April 2022, or those which come into effect between 29 April 2022 and 24 June 2022.
The twelve-month extension applies in addition to the previous six-month extension notices given by the Planning Minister in July 2020 and/or September 2021 if these were relevant to the approval.
The extension notice does not revive lapsed development approvals, and does not apply to building work approvals to which section 71 of the Building Act 1975 applies.
For more information about how Project Urban can help you achieve your property outcomes in relation to the planning scheme, please contact Mick Sheppard – Director, Planning on 5443 2844.
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