A construction certificate is a statement of intent that the proposed building or subdivision works are consistent with the development consent and relevant construction standards, such as the National Construction Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
The application must be accompanied by detailed plans and specifications and include sufficient information to demonstrate that the works, when completed, will comply with the relevant standards. References to specific Australian Standards or relevant National Construction Code of Australia clauses within the specifications or on the plans may be sufficient to demonstrate compliance. A general reference to Australian Standards and the National Construction Code of Australia is not sufficient.
An application for a construction certificate may be lodged with Council at the same time as submitting a development application, however the construction certificate cannot be issued until development consent has been issued and any relevant conditions of consent have been resolved. Construction certificate applications lodged concurrent with the development application may require additional information in the event that the development assessment process requires changes to the development application.
Application for a construction certificate can be lodged either with Council or a private accredited certifier.