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You need to find out if you need approval before carrying out any building work or renovations.
All building work must be carried out in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards.
There are different pathways for getting approval. These are:
Council's Development Support Officers can help you decide what pathway to take. Visit us at Council's Offices in Mullumbimby or call 02 6626 7025.
As a property owner, you can choose who to engage as your Principle Certifying Authority (PCA).
The role of a PCA is to:
A PCA can be a Private Accredited Certifier or Byron Shire Council’s Building Certification Team.
If you appoint a private certifier, you must complete and return a Notice of Commencement application form to Council before works start.
We encourage you to use Council’s highly qualified Building Certification team to approve and inspect your development proposal.
For more information contact us on 02 6626 7000.