Construction Certificates

Under Section 81A of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 a construction certificate is required prior to the commencement of work on site. This includes any site work including demolition of existing dwellings and site preparation works.

A Construction Certificate is an audit of the building design against the Council issued development consent, the Building Code of Australia requirements and other building related regulations.

As part of the process of issuing a Construction Certificate Techton will verify that any conditions of development consent requiring action before work begins have been satisfied and that your building plans are fully compliant with all relevant regulations and stipulated requirements.

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Construction Certificate Checklist

Construction Certificate Application Form (PDF)

Construction Certificate Application (Word)

Notice of Commencment (PDF)

Notice of Commencement (Word)

Occupation Certificate Application Form (PDF)

Occupation Certificate Application Form (Word)

Private Certifying Agreement

Complying Development Certificates

Complying development is development which complies with predetermined criteria and can be certified by Techton. These types of development can include: single storey houses, alterations and additions, garages, sheds, patios etc.

Generally each Council has their own Development Control Plan (DCP) that stipulates what developments are complying developments. This DCP will state what the prescribed conditions for each type of complying development are.

In addition there are also Exempt Developments. These are developments where no formal approval is required. Again each Council will have their own DCP which will prescribe the conditions that must be met for a development to be exempt.

We can provide advice, assistance and approvals as required for each of these types of development. Click here for more information on Complying Development Certificates

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