THE BUILDING APPROVAL PROCESS

Most building and subdivision in NSW involves certification.

Certificates are approvals issued from an accredited certifier to confirm that proposed and completed development complies with relevant planning controls and national building standards.

When do inspections take place?

Your development is required to be inspected at critical stages to ensure compliance with your plans. These stages (as applicable to your development) are as follows:

  • Site inspection
  • After excavation for, and prior to the placement of, any footings, and
  • Prior to pouring any in-situ reinforced concrete building element, and
  • Prior to covering of the framework for any floor, wall, roof or other building element, and
  • Prior to covering waterproofing in any wet areas, and
  • Prior to covering any stormwater drainage connections, and
  • After the building work has been completed and prior to any occupation certificate being issued in relation to the building.