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 submit a Development Application. This can help speed up the process of getting started on work.
Use the button below to apply for a Construction Certificate from Council via the NSW Planning Portal.
You must appoint a Principal Certifier before construction starts.
You can appoint a Principal Certifier when you lodge your Construction Certificate application.
See our Certification page for more details or to appoint Council as your Principal Certifier.
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 Principal Certifier 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 Principal Certifier 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 Principal Certifier, call us on (02) 4227 7111 to book mandatory inspections at least 24 hours before each inspection.
- Types of Development
Development Policies and Guidelines
- State and Regional Planning Policies
- Local Environmental Plans
- Development Control Plan
- Council's Development Policies
- Development Contributions
- Planning Proposals
- Development on Bush Fire Prone Land
- Flooding, Stormwater and Development
- Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Manufactured Home Estates
- Fire Safety
- Submit a Development Application
- View an Application
- Development Assessments
- Construction and Works