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Wollongong City Council

Building

The steps below summarise the development process once your development application has been approved.

Wollongong City Council offers professional, efficient and responsive building certification services for all development types.

For most building projects, these are the steps you’ll need to take:

    Read the conditions of your consent carefully and get any further approvals or details required before a Construction Certificate can be approved.

    Get a Construction Certificate by applying to an accredited certifying authority, such as Council.

    When you apply for a Construction Certificate, you will need to include development plans, construction specifications and any other details required in your development consent.

    A Construction Certificate can only be issued if:

    • Your construction plans, including the materials and finishes to be used for the project, match your development consent, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and any other relevant Australian standards.
    • All the relevant conditions of your development consent have been met.
    • You’ve paid any required development contributions, if applicable.

    You can choose to apply for a Construction Certificate when you lodge a Development Application. This can help speed up the process of getting started on work.

    You must appoint a PCA before construction starts. You can do this when you lodge your Construction Certificate application.

    If you're using Council as your PCA, complete the application form and pay any fees.  See our Certification page for more details.

    This will be attached to your Construction Certificate. It's important you read this carefully to fully understand what certification you will have to get before and during construction.

    Information you need to give your PCA before construction starts includes:

    • The builder's details and Home Building Compensation Fund details where applicable; or
    • Owner-builder permit where applicable.

    If Council is the PCA for your development, you need to give us at least two days’ notice before you start work on a development.  Use one of the forms below to let us know:

    If Council is your PCA, call us on (02) 4227 7111 to book mandatory inspections at least 24 hours before each inspection.

    When the development has been completed and all mandatory inspections have been done, you can apply for a final occupation certificate.