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.

A Construction Certificate is required to carry out building work or subdivision work in Burwood Council. This certificate must be approved by Council before work has physically commenced on the land to which the relevant development consent applies.

All applications for a Construction Certificate must be submitted via 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

Submit a Notice to Council of Intention to Commence Work in Burwood Council.

This form needs to be submitted to Council before work commences.

Application for Notice to Council of Intention to commence work

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 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.