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