Our Services

Principal Certifier (PC)

The PC, or another registered certifier approved by the PC, will undertake certain mandatory inspections of the work at different stages during construction – the required inspections should be set out in the agreement you have signed with the PC.  Your builder must advise the PC when the building work reaches the stage where the inspections need to be undertaken.  The PC should advise you and the builder of any issues identified during an inspection.

Complying Development Certificates

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a fast-track approval process which combines both the Development Approval and Construction Certificate approval processes into one approval. As two approval processes are combined into one this can lead to significant time savings for straightforward residential development. The CDC approvals can be issued by a registered certifier such as City Building Approvals and this process means that you do not have to wait on the issue of a Development Approval from a local Council.

Construction Certificates

A CC is a Construction Certificate. Once the DA has been approved by the local Council, a Construction Certificate is required in order to commence any construction work.

A Construction Certificate is used to verify, before you begin any building work, that: the work you intend to carry out complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA), the design and construction work as depicted in the plans and specification you submit is consistent with the development consent.

Occupation Certificates

An occupation certificate is required to occupy or use the development. The occupation certificate must be obtained from the Principal Certifier (PC) after the completion of building works and prior to the occupation of a new building or part of a building renovation. An Occupation Certificate is required to ensure a building has been constructed safely, in accordance with both BCA (Building Code of Australia) and local codes. An Occupation Certificate is required if a property owner wants to prove their building is safe, complicit with all relevant laws and regulations and ready for occupants.

Building Code of Australia (Consultations, Inspections and Reports)

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) is contained within the National Construction Code (NCC) and provides the minimum necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia. As part of its provisions, the BCA references a number of technical documents, including Australian Standards. The BCA will address matters such as structural adequacy, fire resistance, access and egress, services and equipment, energy efficiency and sustainability, and provisions for the health and amenity of occupants.

Swimming Pool Compliance Certificates

Swimming Pool Compliance Certifications must be issued to ensure swimming pools are safe to use and that pool safety requirements such as pool fence and barrier are installed correctly to reduce accidents. The compliance certification must obey pool regulations and safety standards implemented by the Australian government. If your swimming pool meets Pool safety regulations we can provide you a Certificate of Compliance.

Our Process

City Building Approvals has a deep knowledge and practical experience from years of working in the construction industry, delivering projects of any size. As part of the compliance process, a certifier is required to regularly inspect building projects during each stage of construction and on completion to ensure that the work complies with the approved plans, as well as the necessary building standards and codes.

Our process has been developed to ensure it is efficient and ensures our clients expectations are being met. The below diagram outlines each step of the process for each key stage of the development and the colours indicate the responsibilities that fall with CBA and those that our client is responsible for. We will guide you through this process each step of the way, providing clear communication, advice and timings for a successful outcome.

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