Construction certificate

What is a Construction Certificate?

A Construction Certificate is the approval required to undertake building/construction work and must be obtained from the Principal Certifying Authority before work commences. It certifies that the construction plans and specifications for the development are consistent with the approved Development Consent and comply with the Building Code of Australia.

Construction Certificates cannot be issued retrospectively.

How do I make an application for a Construction Certificate with Council?

From July 1 2021, all Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, Local Activity applications (Section 68) and all other relevant planning and building applications must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal.

All applications that would have previously been submitted to Council's Planning and Building Department will only be accepted via the ePlanning Portal.

You can find out more about setting up an ePlanning account here.

Related information

Building Code of Australia