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PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 - SECT 20

Exemption from giving notice

    (1)     A planning authority may apply to the Minister to exempt it from any of the requirements of section 19 or the regulations in respect of an amendment.

S. 20(2) amended by No. 128/1993 s. 6(1)(a)(i)(ii).

    (2)     If the Minister considers that compliance with any of those requirements is not warranted, or that the interests of Victoria or any part of Victoria make such an exemption appropriate, the Minister may—

        (a)     exempt a planning authority from any of those requirements; and

        (b)     impose conditions on that exemption, including a condition which requires the planning authority to give notice of the amendment in any specified manner.

    (3)     The Minister cannot exempt a planning authority from the requirement to give notice—

        (a)     to the owner of any land, of an amendment which provides for—

              (i)     the reservation of that land for public purposes; or

              (ii)     the closure of a road which provides access to that land; or

        (b)     to any Minister prescribed under section 19(1)(c); or

S. 20(3)(ba) inserted by No. 53/1988 s. 45(Sch. 2 item 32).

        (ba)     under section 19(2) or (3), if the amendment proposes a change to provisions relating to land set aside or reserved as public open space; or

        (c)     to the Minister administering the Land Act 1958 under section 19(1)(d).

S. 20(4) amended by No. 128/1993 s. 6(1)(b)(i)(ii).

    (4)     The Minister may exempt himself or herself from any of the requirements of sections 17, 18 and 19 and the regulations in respect of an amendment which the Minister prepares, if the Minister considers that compliance with any of those requirements is not warranted or that the interests of Victoria or any part of Victoria make such an exemption appropriate.

S. 20(5) substituted by No. 128/1993 s. 6(2).

    (5)     The Minister may consult with the responsible authority or any other person before exercising the powers under subsection (2) or (4).

S. 20(6) inserted by No. 66/2009 s. 3, substituted by No. 58/2010 s. 36, repealed by No. 3/2013 s. 3.

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S. 20A inserted by No. 3/2013 s. 44.



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