The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
A Occupation Certificate is required when the construction is completed and the building is considered suitable and safe to be occupied. The building is not to be occupied prior to an Occupation Certificate being issued.
To apply for a Occupation Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.
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Applications for an Occupation Certificate may only be made by a person who has the benefit of the development consent.
This application must be accompanied by any documents that are to be relied upon for the component/work that the Occupation Certificate is being sought for.
You will need to provide your Construction Certificate/Development Consent/Complying Development Certificate approval numbers Certificate number as part of this application, which you can find via Application Tracking.
Other documents that you may need to include are:
Any additional Building Component certificates as detailed in the approval documentation and Principal Certifying Agreement.
For further advice on what to submit, contact our Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, and ask to speak with the Duty Officer.
Once you have gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Occupation Certificate. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868