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.

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.

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.

Apply to remove a tree on a heritage property

This form is to accompany any related Development Application.

Section 7.12 (formerly Section 94A) contributions apply within the Burwood Local Government Area.

One plan applies to the Burwood Town Centre, while the other plan applies to the area outside the Burwood Town Centre.

The Section 7.12 Contributions Plans replace the Section 94A Contributions Plans which have previously applied.

View Section 7.12 Contributions for Burwood LGA(PDF, 2MB)

View Section 7.12 Contributions for Burwood Town Centre(PDF, 1MB)

What is a Section 7.12 Contributions Plan?

Section 7.12 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) 1979 allows a levy, based on a percentage of the development cost, to be imposed when a development consent or complying development certificate is issued.

What does the levy cover?

Levies paid to Burwood Council will be applied towards the provision, extension or augmentation of public facilities, or towards recouping the cost of their provision, extension or augmentation.

Which Section 7.12 Contributions Plan applies?

There are two Section 7.12 Contributions Plans applying in the Burwood Local Government Area.

  1. One plan applies to land within the Burwood Town Centre
  2. The other plan applies to land outside the Burwood Town Centre.

What is the applicable levy?

The relevant Contributions Plan must always be referred to for complete details. However, the following is a summary of the applicable levies.

Land Inside the Burwood Town Centre

Proposed Cost of Carrying Out Development  

Levy Percentage 

Up to and including $250,000

Nil

More than $250,000

 4%

 

Land Outside the Burwood Town Centre for All Development

(Excluding Alterations and Additions to a Dwelling House)

Example: Apply this levy to a granny flat, dual occupancy, or commercial development

Proposed Cost of Carrying Out Development

Levy Percentage

Up to and including $100,000

  Nil

More than $100,00, up to and including $200,000

  0.5%

More than $200,000

  1%

 

Land Outside the Burwood Town Centre for Alterations and Additions to a Dwelling House.

Example: Apply this levy to a knock-down-rebuild of a dwelling house, garage ancillary to a dwelling house, or house demolition

Proposed Cost of Carrying Out Development

Levy Percentage

Up to and including $100,00

  Nil

More than $100,00,  up to and including $300,000

  0.5%

More than $300,000 

  0.25%.

 

How is the development cost determined?

Clause 25J of the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Regulation 2000 specifies the items that should and should not be included in the calculation of the cost of carrying out development.

Do the contributions apply to Complying Development?

Yes. Contributions are required as a condition of consent on Complying Development Certificates, whether the Certificate is issued by a private accredited certifier or the Council. The Plans contain a suggested condition of consent for use by private accredited certifiers.

What is the responsibility of an accredited certifier?

Section 7.21 of the EP&A Act 1979 requires an accredited certifier to impose a condition requiring a contribution in relation the Complying Development. It is therefore incumbent upon accredited certifiers to check Council’s relevant Contributions Plan to determine its requirements before issuing a Complying Development Certificate and to attach conditions as required.

When are the contributions required to be paid?

For Complying Development, contributions are required to be paid within two days of the issue of the Complying Development Certificate. For Development Applications, contributions are to be paid prior to the release of the Construction Certificate.

How may payments be made?

The payment of a Section 7.12 contribution over an amount of $5,000 may only be paid by Bank Cheque (i.e. personal or company cheques will not be accepted). Contributions of $5,000 or less may be paid by cash, EFTPOS, cheque or credit card. Payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge.

Do the contributions apply to fit outs of shops and commercial premises?

Yes. However, it is recommended that you refer to Clause 25J of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 as some fittings and furnishings may not be included in the calculation of the cost of carrying out development.

Will Section 7.12 payments be adjusted?

Clause 25J(4) of the EP&A Regulation 2000 allows Council to adjust a Section 7.12 contribution between the date of the consent and the time of payment of the contribution. Council will generally adjust the contribution amount at the time of payment based on the Consumer Price Index issued quarterly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Apply For a Cost Summary Report - SECTION 7.12 LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONTRIBUTIONS PLAN For Burwood Town Centre