Why Choose Us

We’re experts in what we do …

At our core is a commitment to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients. As a trusted name in the building and construction industry we have built a reputation for providing a personalised and proactive approach. Our aim is to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing responsive, practical and quality advice across a diverse range of projects.

We offer a broad range of certification services from new builds, alterations and additions to multi-dwelling developments – our mission is to provide an efficient and professional service across all aspects of building approvals and inspections.

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As subject matter experts, we’re passionate about our industry and keep up to date with all the latest developments, requirements and regulations. We are committed to building our knowledge and expertise to meet the changing needs of our industry. To drive efficiencies, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology to provide accurate and comprehensive reporting, and paperless approval alternatives. This ensures a fast and efficient process for our clients.

Professional working relationships are one of the main pillars of our success and we pride ourselves on fostering trusted long-term connections.  We believe sharing our knowledge and expertise with our clients deliver a better outcome for everyone. Our personal, flexible and transparent approach ensures a quality outcome for all.

We are registered Certifiers through Fair Trading and all of our certifiers are active members of the Association of Accredited Certifiers.

Our Approach

We listen, we engage and we communicate clearly. We’re approachable and understanding. We bring clarity to complex situations through a detail-orientated and solutions-driven approach.

We care about what we do and we work hard to ensure a seamless and efficient experience for our clients. We provide client-focused services and offer workable solutions to suit our client’s needs. We deal with a number of key project stakeholders on a daily basis, ultimately able to drive better outcomes for everyone involved.

Our team of highly experienced certifiers are proactive, personable, collaborative, respectful and adventurous. Our mentoring program ensures continued professional development, ensuring our team have a successful career and contribute positively to the development industry.

As a leading building certifier in the Illawarra and South Coast regions, the team understands our responsibility to meet legislative requirements and to ensure our clients are also aware of these legislations and we work with them to achieve a smooth outcome.

Our Values


We provide honest and open communication, we aren’t afraid to have the difficult conversations and we always strive for better outcomes.


We embrace a challenge and will seek out new ways of doing things, embracing new technology to ensure we are continuously improving, adapting, and evolving.


We are hardworking professionals who identify and resolve issues efficiently to get the job done in a timely way. We understand that Certification is an integral part of the construction process, and adhere to strict timelines.


To our clients, our team and ourselves. We take ownership of our work and remain accountable for our own actions, looking to continually improve and strive for excellence.


Certification is a team effort. We are committed to working together with all stakeholders productively, continually evolving to find the single best solution for our clients.


I found city building approvals to be extremely helpful and mindful of my experience with them. They were professional in all aspects, and willing to answer any questions I had whilst building my new home. Nothing was ever a trouble for the team at City Building Approvals and I would highly recommend them to anybody.

Josh – Calderwood

I have been exclusively using Mil’e, Jess and the team at City Building Approvals for the last three years and couldn’t recommend them enough. The team at CBA have extensive knowledge in all aspects of residential building and certification requirements and they have become an integral part of our building process. I have always found their fees and charges to be fair and reasonable, and their service is second to none. I would highly recommend them to any other builders or home owners looking for a Private Certifier.

Robbie Parkin – Ritebuild

We used City Building Approvals for our extensive outdoor renovation, they were very professional, easy to get deal with, and on call to answer any questions I had 7 days a week. The team at City Building Approvals also pointed us in the right direction of engineers and other appropriate consultants when needed making this overwhelming process easy for my family & I.
I highly recommend them for anyone that needs a certifier for their projects.

Anthony & Michelle – Flinders

Contractors United have a professional relationship with City Building Approvals and have been working with CBA for approximately 7 years. We have found City Building Approvals to professional and punctual with excellent communication across the process from initial DA approval through to final occupation certificate. Contractors United strongly recommend City Building Approvals to professionals in the design and build sectors.

Danny Mojoski, Master Builder – Contractors United

I use the team from City Building on the majority of my projects, ranging from small decks to major renovations and extensions. Mile’, Jess and the team are always available to answer questions during the design stage to enable a simple and hassle free approval process.
Meeting with clients has always resulted in positive feedback with clear instructions provided from City Building during the Construction stage. I look forward to working with City Building in the coming years and have no issues recommending them to my clients.

Allan Besednjak – ALS Drafting

City Building Approvals always provide a great experience, making the process stress and hassle free. Jess is always available to provide clarification if needed, providing a prompt response whether is be by call or email. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to working again with them in the future.

Emily – Tullimbar

At 10 Star PTY LTD we pride ourselves with our work and working with the best and we have no issues recommending City Building Approvals to all our clients and this is why they are our go to Certifier. Over the many years working together we have built a strong relationship built on trust and respect. We have always appreciated the professional service and their willingness to work with us and our clients throughout the project as well as they’re helpful advice and knowledge they share with us. We have no hesitation recommending you talk to Mile and the team for your next project.

Marko Lisica – 10 Star Living

We have had the pleasure in engaging Mile and his team at City Building Approvals for the past 10 years to complete all of our PCA requirements. During this time we have always felt that the team at CBA were professional, punctual and happy assist with any questions during the approval stages. If we ever have a question or require a solution to an enquiry CBA’s knowledge is always there to assist and a short phone call seems to always rectify any questions. Our business depends on our PCA being efficient and prompt and we can strongly say that our needs are always meet. The fees and charges that come with CBA’s service are very competitive and reasonable. I have no hesitation in recommending Mile and his team at CBA to anyone who are looking to engage a private certifier . These guys are the ones!

Shannon Micallef – Innovative Pools & Spas

We have been using the services of city building approvals for some time now and we have no hesitation recommending them to anyone seeking a private certifier for a residential project. They create a seamless and professional experience for their clients and are thorough in what they do. City building approvals assist throughout all stages of the approval and ensure that their advice and correspondence is clear and easy for their clients to interpret.

Scott Redwood – Progenia / Element Engineering

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