(1) The Minister may by notice in writing direct a planning authority ( the first planning authority ) to take any steps required to be taken under Part 3 in respect of an amendment to a planning scheme within the time (being not less than 6 weeks) specified in the notice.
(2) If the planning authority fails to take a required step within the specified time, the Minister may take that step and all other steps required to be taken under Part 3 in respect of that amendment.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2)—
(a) the Minister becomes the planning authority in respect of the amendment; and
(b) anything done in respect of the amendment by the first planning authority is to be taken to have been done by the Minister.
(4) The first planning authority and its officers and employees must comply with any directions of the Minister with respect to—
(a) the provision to the Minister of any document relating to the amendment; and
(b) the provision to the Minister of assistance with respect to any steps to be taken under Part 3 with respect to the amendment.
S. 185AA inserted by No. 128/1993 s. 30.