Compliance assessment appeals relating to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (pdf 2.6 MB) may be decided by the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees. The committees can hear matters relating to compliance assessment, permits and certificates.

If an applicant receives a decision notice relating to a compliance certificate, compliance permit or an action notice they are not satisfied with, they may start an appeal within 20 business days of the day the notice is given.

Appeals must be started within the time frames set by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

Appeals against compliance assessment

Appeals can be lodged against a decision in an action notice about a request for compliance assessment or aspects of compliance certificates or permits. Some examples include:

  • a decision within an action notice 
  • any condition or conditions contained within a compliance certificate
  • any condition or conditions contained within a compliance permit
  • the issuing of an action notice instead of a compliance certificate or permit
  • the issuing of a compliance permit instead of a compliance certificate
  • the issuing of a compliance certificate instead of a compliance permit
  • compliance assessment against a planning instrument that does not apply
  • the decision to refuse to change a compliance permit or compliance certificate
  • the decision on a request to change or withdraw an action notice.  

Further information

For further information contact the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees.