Information on construction approvals and building compliance

Construction approvals

Before construction on any work site you must have a Construction Certificate.

If you have received your development consent you will now need to obtain a Construction Certificate issued by Council or a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA).

Council or the PCA will check that the plans and specifications for the development proposal will comply with the relevant conditions of the consent and applicable standards including the Building Code of Australia.

If satisfactory, the certifier will issue a Construction Certificate and, where appropriate, a Fire Safety Schedule.

You will also need a PCA agreement before any work commences. A PCA must be appointed – this can be either Council or an accredited certifier.

You will have to confirm what work will be done, what fees have been paid and any other requirements before your construction begins. Council must be notified a minimum of two days prior to construction commencing.

Construction Certificate Application