The amendment requires that Council, must within 30 business days after the day on which it receives the application, issue, or refuse to issue, a certificate of approval in relation to the application.
The amendment requires applicants to lodge with the application evidence, satisfactory to the Council, that is sufficient to enable the Council to be satisfied as to the matters specified in section 31 (3) of the Act. Council must do before issuing a certificate of approval.
It also introduces the ability for the Council to request further information in order to determine the application within a 15 business day period and a ‘stop clock’ mechanism in relation to the further information request.
Once the further information has been provided to the Council, the Council then has 8 business days to decide that the information is satisfactory or notify the applicant that the information is not satisfactory and send a further information request.
The Council has developed the attached forms:
Strata Title Application (Form S1)(DOCX, 93KB)
Strata Title Planning Assessment Report (Form S2)(DOCX, 93KB)
Strata Title Building Work Assessment (Form S3)(DOCX, 87KB)
These need to be completed and lodged with applications for a Certificate of Approval under the provisions of section 31 of the Strata Titles Act 1998.
Applications for a Certificate of Approval will need to be lodged through the City of Hobart’s online services development portal as a Strata and Final Submission similar to the procedure for a Planning application. Strata plans should be lodged as a STR application.
The application forms and any supporting information will need to be lodged through the development portal.
Hardcopy strata plans will still need to be lodged separately at Council as hardcopy plans are required for certification by Council and the subsequent lodgement at the Land Titles Office.
Council will scan pdf versions of the strata plans into the application so please do not include copies of the plans with the application. Include the STR application reference number with the hard copy plans to enable Council to easily match the plans to the application.
The application will not become valid until the original set of strata plans has been received by Council and the fee for a Certificate of Approval has been paid.