Before you start any building or construction work, you’ll need to apply for a construction certificate.
The certificate confirms that the construction plans and specifications:
Council's accredited certification team can issue a construction certificate and provide expert advice throughout the process.
You can apply for a Construction Certificate as part of your Development Application, or after your Development Application has been approved.
Create an account on the NSW Planning Portal.
Go to the NSW Planning Portal and complete the online application for a Construction Certificate (CC).
Refer to the Quick Reference Guide - Submitting an Application for a Construction Certificate for assistance.
What documents you need to upload depends on the type of works or use. Refer to the Checklist for information.
The format, file size and documentation naming conventions used when uploading documents must meet Council's Digital Format Application Requirements.
Once the application is submitted through the Portal, an initial review will be carried out to check the information provided is sufficient for Council to accept.
We will contact you if more information is required before the application can be accepted.
When the application has been reviewed and is ready for lodgement, the payee nominated by the applicant will be invoiced for payment of the fees.
Assessment of your application will not start until the fees have been received by Council.
Once fees have been paid, the application will be registered. A site inspection will then be organised.
Officers will contact the applicant if further clarification is needed.
You must attach a copy of the following documents when submitting the application
Your Construction Certificate should also address all relevant matters, up-front, in your Statement of Environmental Effects. This will help to avoid additional information requests, and will help to ensure an efficient and smooth process.
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If your development relates to subdivision works, refer to the Construction or Subdivision Works Certificate information.