Development Certificates

The below development certificates may be required by Council in relation to specific components of a development.

If you have any questions please call Council on 9911 9911.

If you plan to carry out building work that requires Development Application (DA) approval, you will also need to obtain a Construction Certificate (CC).

A CC is issued by an accredited certifier (private or Council) after a DA is approved by Council. The CC will contain detailed building plans/engineering details and specifications to ensure compliance of the development with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The building work must be consistent with CC documents and the DA approval.

In order to obtain the CC you might be required to first provide additional reports, make amendments to the building plans in accordance with the DA conditions of consent and pay refundable bonds or development contributions to the Council.

You need apply to for a Construction Certificate using the NSW Planning Portal.

More information about Construction Certificates can be found on the NSW Planning Portal.

 

Principal Certifier appointment & notice of commencement

Before starting any building or subdivision work that requires DA or CDC approval, you must appoint a Principal Certifier. Then you must notify the Principal Certifier and Council that you are planning on starting work. This must be done using the NSW Planning Portal at least two (2) days before any building work commences.

From 01 July 2021, all Principal Certifier appointments must be made using the NSW Planning Portal.

Construction Certificate Application

Do you plan on undertaking works outside your property? Many people dealing with Council undertaking works on Council's road reserve are doing so for the first time.

As the authority responsible for local infrastructure, Council is obliged to maintain roads and footpaths in a safe state for everyone to use.

Works on Council Property Application

If you’re buying or selling a property and you suspect that unauthorised or unlawful building work may have been carried out without the required approvals, you can apply for a Building Information Certificate (BIC).

More information about Building Information Certificates can be found on the NSW Planning Portal.

Online Form – Building Information Certificate application

Principal Certifier appointment & notice of commencement

Before starting any building or subdivision work that requires DA or CDC approval, you must appoint a Principal Certifier. Then you must notify the Principal Certifier and Council that you are planning on starting work. This must be done using the NSW Planning Portal at least two (2) days before any building work commences.

From 01 July 2021, all Principal Certifier appointments must be made using the NSW Planning Portal.

 

The Occupation Certificate (OC) authorises the occupation and use of a new building or part of a building. For staged works, a Part OC may be issued which allows you to occupy the completed part of the building. An Occupation Certificate is required for the use, occupation or change of use of a new building subject to a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) or Construction Certificate (CC).

More information about Occupation Certificates can be found on the NSW Planning Portal.

An Occupation Certificate Application allows you to apply for:

  • Final Certificate- occupation/use of a new building
  • Final Certificate- change of use of an existing building
  • Interim Certificate- occupation/use of a new building
  • Interim Certificate- change of use of an existing building

 

All applications for an Occupation Certificate must be submitted via the NSW Planning Portal.

Occupation Certificate Application

You need to request a pool barrier inspection before Council can issue a Pool Barrier Certificate of Compliance.

This certificate cannot be issued unless your pool has been registered on the NSW State Government Register.

Register at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au before this application has been lodged.

Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate Application

Complete the Agreement for Swimming Pool Inspection form.

A Council pool inspection ensures your pool complies with relevant statutory requirements and includes:

  • Inspection of the swimming pool. 
  • Assessing whether the swimming pool complies with the requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Compliance under s.22D Swimming Pools Act 1992.
  • Identifying if the swimming pool complies, issuing a Certificate of Compliance to the Client.
  • Issuing a written notice under s.22E Swimming Pools Act 1992 indicating the items of non-compliance should the swimming pool not comply.
  • Forwarding a copy of the notice to the Council if required to do so by s.22E Swimming Pools Act 1992.
  • If necessary, reinspecting the swimming pool.
  • Updating the property record on the NSW Swimming Pool Register, as required.

Request a Certificate of Exemption for your swimming pool

NSW State legislation sets out the general requirements regarding swimming pools. Exceptions currently exist for some pools based on age and location.