(cf clause 47(1)-(3) of EP[#38]A Regulation 1994)
(1) A consent authority may reject a development application within 14 days after receiving it if--(a) the application is illegible or unclear as to the development consent sought, or(b) the application does not contain all of the information that is specified in the approved form or required by the Act or this Regulation, or is not accompanied by all of the documents and information specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 or required by the Act or this Regulation, or(c) being an application for designated development, the application is not accompanied by an environmental impact statement, orNote : Schedule 2 sets out requirements in relation to environmental impact statements.(d) being an application for State significant development, the application is--(i) not in the form approved by the Planning Secretary, or(ii) not accompanied by an environmental impact statement, or(iii) considered incomplete for reasons specified in writing to the applicant by the Planning Secretary.
(2) A consent authority may reject a development application within 14 days after receiving it if--(a1) being an application for development requiring concurrence, the application fails to include the concurrence fees appropriate for each concurrence relevant to the development, or(a) being an application for integrated development, the application fails--(i) to identify all of the approvals referred to in section 4.46 of the Act that are required to be obtained before the development may be carried out, or(ii) to include the approval fees appropriate for each approval relevant to the development, or(iii) to include the additional information required by this Regulation in relation to the development, or(b) 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(c) 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.
(3) An application is taken for the purposes of the Act never to have been made if the application is rejected under this clause and the determination to reject the application is not changed following any review.
(4) The consent authority must refund to the applicant the whole of any application fee paid in connection with an application that is rejected under this clause and must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the rejection of the application.
(5) Immediately after the rejection of a development application for--(a) development for which the concurrence of a concurrence authority is required, or(b) integrated development,the consent authority must notify each relevant concurrence authority or approval body of the rejection by means of the NSW planning portal.