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PLANNING ACT 2016 - SECT 259

Existing lawful uses, works and approvals

259 Existing lawful uses, works and approvals

(1) If, immediately before a planning instrument change, a use of premises was a lawful use of premises, the change does not—
(a) stop the use from continuing; or
(b) further regulate the use; or
(c) require the use to be changed.
(2) If a planning instrument change happens after building or other works have been lawfully constructed or effected, the change does not require the building or works to be altered or removed.
(3) If a planning instrument change happens after a development approval is given, the change does not—
(a) stop or further regulate the development; or
(b) otherwise affect the approval to any extent to which the approval remains in effect.



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