Now that you have a Development Consent, there are some legal requirements to complete before you can start building.
Get a Construction Certificate
Apply for your construction certificate either to the council certifier or to a qualified professional in the private sector - an 'accredited certifier'.
The council or an accredited certifier will check that the plans and specifications of your proposal will comply with the relevant conditions of the consent and detailed standards, including the Building Code of Australia.
Appoint a principal certifying authority
Before any works start on the site, you must appoint a principal certifying authority (PCA). This can be either the council or an accredited certifier. The PCA will confirm what inspections will be done, the fee, and other requirements.
Notify council work will commence
You must provide the council with two days notice before work begins (if you have appointed a PCA). This should be in writing and addressed to Sutherland Shire Council, Locked Bag 17, Sutherland 1499.
Work in footpaths, roads and other public places
If your construction needs to use a crane, concrete pump, establish a hoarding in a public place or create an opening in any public place, you will need to make an application to the council. Visit Work in footpaths, roads and other public places for more information and application forms.
Building work begins
All work must be in accordance with the development consent, including any conditions, and the construction certificate. Inspections are done by the PCA at critical stages of the development. It is likely that your builder will advise the PCA of stages of work to allow the required inspections to be done.
What happens next?
Once work is complete your development will need an Occupation Certificate and you may need a Bond released. Visit After Construction for more information.
Southern Sydney Building Certifiers
Ph 9710 0534