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					                                         STATUTORY DECLARATION

IN THE MATTER of the Evidence Act 1958 and
IN THE MATTER of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and
IN THE MATTER of:

PLANNING APPLICATION NO…………………………………..

PLANNING OFFICER………………………………………………

ADDRESS OF PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT……………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

                               I…………………….…………………………of………………………………………………………….
                               in the State of Victoria, do solemnly and sincerely declare:-

(Where second       1.         That I am the applicant making the above application OR
alternative is                 That I am ……………………………………………………………………………………………..for
used, capacity                 the applicant making the above application
of declarant is
to be stated)
                    2.         That I gave notice of this application in accordance with the directions of the Council:
                         (a)   By posting the notice on the land the subject of the application on the………………………day
                               of.………………………...…20….….. and maintaining the notice in good order and condition for
                               …………………………..days from that date.

(Set out names           (b)   By forwarding the notice by means of properly addressed prepaid Registered Mail to:
and addresses
or attach a copy               …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
of the list of
names Council                  …………………………………………………………………………………………………….
supplied to you)
                               …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

                         (c)   By inserting such notice in:
(Cross out if not              (i) The ………………………………………..newspaper on the…………………………day of
applicable)                         ………………….……..20….…and on the………………..…..day of…….…………20……
                               (ii) The ………………………………………..newspaper on the…………………………day of
                                    ………………….……..20….…and on the………………..…..day of…….…………20……

                    3.         Now produced and shown to me at the time of making this declaration and
                         (a)   Marked with the letter ‘A’ is a true copy of the notice referred to above
(Cross out if not        (b)   Marked with the letters……………………………respectively are return receipts of the notice
applicable)                    forwarded by Certified Mail to the addresses referred to in paragraph 4 above.
(Cross out if not        (c)   Marked with the letters…………………..…….……………….……....respectively are copies of
applicable)                    the notice as inserted in the …………………..………………………………newspaper and the
                               ……………………………………………………………newspaper on the days specified above.

                    AND I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the
                    provisions of an Act of the Parliament of Victoria rendering persons making a false declaration
                    punishable for wilful and corrupt perjury.

                    DECLARED at……………………………………………..in the
                    State of Victoria this………………………………..……….day
                    of……………………………………………………..20.……..…

                               Before me……………………………………………………….

                                           (Please refer overleaf for authorised witnesses)

                               Any portion of the above form not applicable should be deleted and
                               the deletion initialled by the person before whom the declaration is made.
   STATUTORY DECLARATIONS                                WHO CAN WITNESS STATUTORY                                 WHO CAN RECEIVE AFFIDAVITS
                                                              DECLARATIONS?
These are used for many purposes:-                   These persons are authorised to witness statutory           These persons are authorised to receive affidavits:
                                                     declarations:
To verify insurance claims, proof of age,                                                                        Any Judge or the Associate to any Judge
applications for sick leave or various types of      A Justice of the Peace or a Bail Justice                    A Master of the Supreme Court or the County
benefits and for many other day to day business      A Notary Public                                             Court or the Secretary of such a Master
or personal matters. Statutory declarations are      A barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court              A Justice of the Peace or a Bail Justice
made in writing. The person making one has to        A clerk to a barrister and solicitor                        The Prothonotary or a Deputy Prothonotary of the
sign it, and make a solemn declaration that its      The Prothonotary or a Deputy Prothonotary of the            Supreme Court
contents are true and correct in the presence of     Supreme Court                                               The Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the County
a person who is authorised to witness it.            The Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the County Court     Court
                                                     The Principal or Deputy Registrar of the Magistrates        The Principal Registrar of the Magistrates Court
                AFFIDAVITS                           Court                                                       The Registrar or a Deputy Registrar of the
                                                     The Registrar or Assistant Registrar of Probates            Magistrates Court
These are most usually used in legal                 The Associate to a Judge of the Supreme Court or of the     The Registrar of Probates or an Assistant
proceedings. They often deal with complicated        County Court                                                Registrar of Probates
matters. Affidavits are made in writing. Anyone      The Secretary of a Master of the Supreme Court or of        A member or former member of either House of
making an affidavit must take an oath or make        the County Court                                            the Parliament of Victoria
an affirmation that they believe that the contents   A person registered as a Patent Attorney under Part XV      A member or former member of either House of
are true and correct in the presence of a person     of the Patents Act 1952 of the Commonwealth                 the Parliament of Commonwealth
authorised to receive affidavits.                    A fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (Victoria)    A Notary Public
                                                     A member of the Police Force                                Any solicitor who holds a current practising
                                                     The Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff                               certificate under the Legal Profession Practice Act
ANY PERSON WHO IS LISTED TO RECEIVE                  A member or former member of either House of the            1958
AFFIDAVITS MAY WITNESS A STATUTORY                   Parliament of Victoria, or the Commonwealth                 A member of the Police Force of or above the rank
DECLARATION. ANY PERSON AUTHORISED                   A councillor of a municipality                              of sergeant or for the time being in charge of a
TO WITNESS A STATUTORY DECLARATION                   A town clerk or shire secretary                             Police Station
MAY CERTIFY THAT DOCUMENTS ARE                       A legally qualified medical practitioner                    A person who holds an office in the public service
TRUE AND CORRECT COPIES.                             A dentist                                                   of Victoria that is prescribed as an office of which
                                                     A veterinary surgeon                                        the holder may receive affidavits
ANYONE    WHO    MAKES     A    FALSE                A pharmacist                                                A municipal clerk
DECLARATION OR AFFIDAVIT IS LIABLE TO                A principal in the teaching service                         A person registered as a Patent Attorney under
BE PUNISHED FOR PERJURY.                             The manager of a bank                                       Part XV of the Patents Act 1952 of the
                                                     A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in       Commonwealth
                                                     Australia or the Australian Society of Accountants or the   A fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
                                                     National Institute of Accountants                           Victoria
                                                     The secretary of a building society
                                                     A minister of religion authorised to celebrate marriages
                                                     A person who holds an office in the public service of
                                                     Victoria that is prescribed as an office of which the
                                                     holder may witness statutory declarations