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A Construction Certificate certifies that your chosen design and construction materials comply with the Building Code of Australia, and associated standards and codes, and the development is consistent with your Development Application.
A Construction Certificate must be obtained before starting construction and can be issued by Council or a private certifier. You can apply for a Construction Certificate as part of your Development Application, or after your Development Application has been approved.
To apply for a Construction Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.
Register or log in
The type of information that accompanies a Construction Certificate will vary depending on your proposal and site. This may include:
Your Construction Certificate should 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.
A range of plans and documents, as outlined in Schedule 1 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, must be submitted with your application. The specific plans and documents required will vary depending on your development.
For advice on what to submit, contact our Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and ask to speak with a Duty Officer.
Once you've registered and gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Construction Certificate. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.
Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your application for a Construction Certificate.
Your Construction Certificate will not be issued until all outstanding fees have been paid.