Complying Development Certificates and Construction Certificates must be determined by a Principal Certifier (PC), unlike Development Applications which can only be approved by Council.
Once you have obtained development consent, you are required to appoint a Principal Certifier to issue a Construction Certificate and undertake inspections.
What is a Principal Certifier
A Principal Certifier is the person or authority responsible for ensuring compliance with the conditions of development consent, the Building Code of Australia, and the objectives of the Environmental Planning & Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979.
A PCA is required to:
- ensure compliance with the conditions of consent
- issue the Construction Certificate
- conduct inspections at each required critical stage of construction
- promptly advise the applicant, after each relevant inspection, of any outstanding work
- issue the Occupation Certificate.
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