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STRATA TITLES ACT 1985 - SECT 26

26 .         Review of local government decision

        (1)         In this section, application means an application to a local government for a certificate, determination or approval, as the case may be —

        [(a)-(i)         deleted]

            (j)         under section 24(2) that the local government is satisfied as to the matters referred to in section 24(2)(a), (b) and (c) in relation to a proposed development; and

            (k)         under section 6(3) that the local government approves a resolution of a strata company varying or removing a restriction as to use endorsed on a registered strata/survey-strata plan under that section; and

        [(l)         deleted]

            (m)         as required in the case of an application for registration of a plan of consolidation for a strata scheme, under section 9(3)(b); and

            (n)         under section 10(2) that the local government consents to the conversion effected by a transfer of a lot or lots within a scheme into common property; and

            (o)         under section 19(10) that the local government approves a transfer, mortgage or other disposition as referred to in that subsection of common property within a scheme.

        (2)         A local government to which an application is made shall cause notice of its decision on the application to be given in writing to the applicant.

        (3)         A notice of refusal by a local government to approve an application shall —

            (a)         specify the grounds of refusal; and

            (b)         inform the applicant of the right conferred by this section to apply for a review of the refusal.

        (4)         Subject to this section, an applicant may apply to the State Administrative Tribunal for a review of —

            (a)         a refusal by a local government to approve an application; or

            (b)         the attachment of a condition to the approval of an application.

        (5)         A review is to be in accordance with Part 14 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 , if the review is of —

            (a)         a refusal by a local government to approve of an application of the kind referred to in subsection (1)(j), (k), (m), (n) and (o); or

            (b)         the attachment of a condition to the approval of an application of the kind referred to in subsection (1)(j).

        (6)         For the purposes of subsections (4) and (5), if a local government fails to notify its approval of an application to the applicant within 40 days of receiving the application, it is taken to have refused the application at the end of that period.

        (7)         An application under subsection (4) may be made within 30 days of the day on which the applicant received notice of the refusal or attachment of a condition or within 30 days of the expiration of the period of 40 days referred to in subsection (6), as the case may be.

        [Section 26 amended: No. 84 of 1994 s. 46; No. 58 of 1995 s. 28, 95 and 96; No. 14 of 1996 s. 4; No. 24 of 2002 s. 28(3)-(9); No. 55 of 2004 s. 1117; No. 38 of 2005 s. 15; No. 24 of 2011 s. 174(10) and (11).]



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