Sydney Olympic Park Authority Act 2001 No 57
Current version for 1 December 2018 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 00:17)
Part 4 Division 2
Division 2 Local government and environmental planning functions
17   Interpretation: Division 2
(1)  For the purposes of this Division, development is carried out by the Authority if the development is carried out by, for or on behalf of the Authority.
(2)  Words and expressions used in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and in this Division have the same meanings in this Division as they have in that Act.
(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to the extent that the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires.
18   Master plan
(1)  For the purpose of assisting it in the exercise of its functions under this Act, the Authority is to prepare and maintain a master plan for Sydney Olympic Park.
(2)  The master plan may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a)  the development and use of land and buildings,
(b)  the provision of public transport services,
(c)  the management of roads,
(d)  the protection, enhancement and use of waterfront areas, parklands and areas of natural vegetation,
(e)  the use and management of the public domain.
(2A)  Provisions of the master plan may apply to the whole or any part of Sydney Olympic Park.
(3)  The Authority, in preparing the master plan, must ensure that public notice of the draft plan is given in a newspaper circulating throughout the State.
(4)  The master plan has no effect unless it is approved by the Minister for Planning. The Minister may not approve the master plan unless it complies with the requirements of the environmental planning instrument referred to in subsection (7).
(5)  The Minister for Planning must not approve the master plan, or any amendment of the master plan, unless that Minister has considered whether the master plan or the amendment is consistent with the Environmental Guidelines.
(6)  The master plan for Sydney Olympic Park must be consistent with the plan of management for the Millennium Parklands under Division 3 of this Part.
(7)  An environmental planning instrument (within the meaning of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) or the regulations made under that Act, or both, must make provision for or with respect to the application and effect of the master plan and public exhibition requirements for the master plan.
19   Authority’s functions as a local government council
(1)  The Authority, in relation to Sydney Olympic Park, has and may exercise to any necessary extent the functions of a council (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993) under:
(a)  sections 24, 25, 26 and 46 of this Act, and
(b)  a provision of any other Act or a statutory instrument that is specified by the regulations,
and, for the purpose of the exercise of those functions, Sydney Olympic Park may be taken to be an area (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993).
(2)  The regulations may specify a provision of any other Act or a statutory instrument as in force for the time being or as in force at a date specified by the regulations.
(3)  A function conferred on the Authority under this section is subject to such modifications (if any) as may be specified in the regulations.
(4)  If the Authority so determines, it may exercise a function conferred on it under this section to the exclusion of a council.
(5)  The Authority may revoke a determination under this section.
(6)  The Authority must notify the making or revocation of a determination under this section to any council affected by it.
(7)  Subsections (1) and (2) do not extend to a function the exercise of which is delegated to a council by RMS unless RMS consents to the exercise of the function by the Authority.
20   Development to be consistent with Environmental Guidelines
Before carrying out any proposed development, the Authority is to consider whether the proposed development is consistent with the Environmental Guidelines.
21   Environmental planning instruments and development control plans
The Authority may, at the request of the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment, provide resources or undertake work in relation to the preparation of environmental planning instruments and development control plans under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
22   Consent authority
(1)  The consent authority for any development carried out by any person on land within Sydney Olympic Park is the Minister for Planning.
(2)  In determining an application for consent to carry out development on land within Sydney Olympic Park, the Minister for Planning must consider the consistency of the proposed development with the Environmental Guidelines.
23   Contributions under sec 94 of EP and A Act
The Minister for Planning may prepare and approve a contributions plan under Division 6 of Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for use in relation to the determination of applications to carry out development for which the Minister is the consent authority under section 22.
24   Certification of development
(1)  A consent authority may delegate its functions under Part 4A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in relation to Sydney Olympic Park to the Authority.
(2)  In the exercise of the functions delegated in accordance with this section, the Authority is taken to be a consent authority for the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
25   Powers of enforcement
The Authority may exercise the functions of a council under Part 6 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
26   Subdivision legislation—subdivision approval by Authority
(1)  The functions of a council in relation to approvals for plans of subdivision under the Conveyancing Act 1919, the Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 or the Community Land Development Act 1989 may be exercised by the Authority in the case of development carried out by the Authority.
(2)  The approval of a council is not required for any plan that is approved by the Authority in the exercise of those functions.
27   Development of major sites not owned by Authority within Sydney Olympic Park Development Area
A person cannot make a development application for consent to carry out development on land:
(a)  that is not owned by the Authority, and
(b)  that is within the Sydney Olympic Park Development Area, and
(c)  that:
(i)  has an area of not less than 10,000 square metres, or
(ii)  comprises or will result in development having not less than 20,000 square metres of built space,
unless the person has first notified the Authority of the application in writing.