Building or subdivision works need to be inspected during construction. This ensures the works meet regulatory requirements.
All inspections MUST be booked online using the form below.
If Council is your Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) you will need to book the relevant inspections. We will notify you in writing of the mandatory and other inspections required for the development.
Book an inspection
You will need the following information to complete the online booking:
A report will be emailed to the nominated contact person advising the result of the inspection. If the inspection has failed, it will contain details of the required rectification work. You will be required to have the works re-inspected or provide any required documentation before you proceed with construction.
There are a number of mandatory inspections that must be carried out by your PCA. If these inspections are not completed, you may not receive an occupation certificate. It is an offence to occupy a building without an Occupation Certificate and an Occupation Certificate may be requested when selling your property.
Your PCA may also request additional inspections; these are usually nominated in your PCA agreement. The mandatory inspections required by the legislation are listed below and are dependant on the type of building you are constructing.
Examples include dwellings, alterations and additions, garages, carports, swimming pools, etc. The mandatory inspections are:
Examples include multi unit developments, and residential components of commercial or industrial buildings. The mandatory inspections are:
Examples include offices, shops, factories and commercial buildings. The mandatory inspections are:
Note: Council as your PCA may nominate additional inspections to ensure the building/works upon completion are fit for occupation/use.
When all building works have been completed, you will need to book a final inspection. Once the final inspection has been completed and passed, an Occupation Certificate will be issued. The Occupation Certificate authorises the occupation of the building and may be requested when you are selling your property.
It's still important that extra precautions are taken when officers are on site carrying out inspections, including:
If your site has any protocols in place for working through the COVID-19 pandemic (ie. enter through side gate only), please include these in the ‘Comments’ section when completing the online form.
Building Support Unit
02 6626 7050