GLOSSARY TERM  
  Section 96 Application or Modification  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  Section 96 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) provides for the modification of Development Consents. Where the modifications sought are minor (such as correcting a miscalculation or a misdescription), a Section 96 Modification can be granted without consulting other authorities or notifying the public of the application. Where, however, a Section 96 Application seeks to modify the Development Consent in a substantive manner, the Consent Authority must be satisfied that the modified development is substantially the same development as that originally consented to, must consult with the relevant Minister, public authority and approval body where necessary, and must give public notice of the application and consider any submissions made accordingly.