Council's Building Certifiers

Council's Building Certification team can simplify the development process and eliminate the need to engage additional consultancies and certifiers. This can save you time and money. 

We are a one-stop-shop service for:

  • residential and commercial building companies
  • home builders and renovators.

Our clients gain a huge advantage because our staff work in a local government environment, and have intimate knowledge of building regulations, construction standards and development consent requirements. Other benefits of using Council as your certifier include:

  • Flexible services, for example inspections can be scheduled for a mutually convenient time, within 24 hours of the initial booking.
  • Direct access to Council's records and approval history.
  • Professional staff who can provide timely advice and assistance on the certification process.

Services include

  • assessment of Construction, Occupation and Complying Development Certificates
  • inspection of building works (Principal Certifying Authority services)
  • act as the Certifying Authority (PCA) where Council has not issued the construction certificate
  • building consultancy and advice on the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
  • fire safety compliance advice and inspections
  • swimming pool and fencing requirements compliance advice and inspections
  • assistance with those difficult jobs and problematic sites
  • the ability to fast track and negotiate dealings with other Council departments.

Registered certifiers

The following list are Council employees who are registered to undertake certification works under the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018.


Level of Accreditation

BDC Registration No.

Gray Blunden


A4 - Accredited Certifier - Building Inspector


Tony Maguire


Building Surveyor – Restricted (all classes of Building)


Stephen McCarthy

Building Surveyor - Unrestricted


Greg Smith

Building Surveyor – Restricted (Class 1 & 10 buildings)


Luke Spooner

Building Surveyor - Restricted (class 1 and 10 buildings)


 To view their current status, refer to the Department of Fair Trading.

Request a quote

When you request a quote from our Building Certifications team you will receive:

  • A written fee estimate.
  • An all-inclusive package which provides you with all the certification services you need to complete your project
  • A list of all the documentation needed when submitting your application, to ensure a quick turnaround time

We offer competitive fee proposals in an all-inclusive package. 

Request a quote for certification services