Certification Services

Principal Certifying Authority

Bathurst Council’s building surveyors provide the full range of building certification services, including assessing and determining construction certificates, complying development certificates and occupation certificates, and carryout all mandatory building inspections.

Council’s five building surveyors are highly experienced with over 80 years of service in local government. All Council’s building surveyors are accredited under the BPB Accreditation Scheme ranging from A1 to A4.
Customers can expect Council's certification service to provide:

  • Experience ranging from aged care facilities and shopping centres to dwellings.
  • One day notice of mandatory inspections.
  • Excellent local knowledge of building, planning and construction requirements.
  • Knowledge and skill to reach appropriate resolutions of building related issues.

The form to appoint Council as the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) can be accessed here.

Complying Development Certificates

Complying Development Certificates (CDC) for new dwellings, additions to dwellings and swimming pools are approved by Council within 24 hours of lodgement.

To apply for a CDC, you will need to provide us with:

  • A completed complying development certificate application form.
  • One hardcopy of your building plans and specifications.
  • One digital copy of your building plans and specifications in PDF format.
  • Any other documents to assist with assessment, eg Basix Certificate.

Construction Certificates

To apply for a construction certificate, you will need to provide us with:

  • A completed construction certificate application form.
  • One hardcopy of your building plans and specifications.
  • One digital copy of your building plans and specifications in PDF format.
  • Any other documents to assist with assessment, e.g. Basix Certificate.

Inspection of Building Work

Council’s building surveyors carry out all of the necessary mandatory inspections related to building work.

These inspections are listed on the Schedule attached to Complying Development and Construction Certificates.

To book an inspection, customers can phone Council’s Environmental, Planning and Building Services Department on 6333 6271 from 8.30am - 4.45pm on weekdays.

Bookings for an inspection can be made up until 4pm the day before the inspection is required.

An Application Checklist can be found at the rear of the Application Form and for tips on how to prepare an application please click here.

Enquiries

For quotes and any information regarding applications or to arrange for a meeting with a building surveyor, please contact David Nelson 0407 935 187 or Geoffrey Press 0427 784 035.

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