(1) If an application is made to the relevant building surveyor under this Act for a building permit for the demolition of a building on land and—
(a) the demolition and all other demolitions completed or permitted in respect of the building within the period of 3 years immediately preceding the date of the application would together amount to the demolition of more than one half of the volume of the building as it existed at the date of the first building permit to be issued within that period for the demolition of any part of the building; or
(b) the demolition is of any part of the facade of a building—
then the report and consent of the responsible authority under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 for the planning scheme relating to that land must be obtained to that application.
(2) The responsible authority as reporting authority must refuse its consent to an application to which subsection (1) applies if a planning permit is required for the demolition and has not been obtained but must not otherwise refuse its consent to the application.
(3) In this section—
(a) an external wall, including any verandah, balcony or balustrade or architectural feature attached to or forming part of an external wall; or
(b) a part of a roof; or
(c) a chimney—
that faces a street and at least part of which is visible from the street it faces;
"street" includes road, highway, carriageway, square and court.
S. 29B inserted by No. 28/2000 s. 15.