If applicable to your application, the following items are required by Council prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate. It is recommended that you submit this detail to Council early in the application process:
Council will require the builders name, address and NSW licence number for all residential work. This is not required if you are completing the construction project as an Owner Builder.
Home Owners Warranty Insurance
All residential work exceeding $20,000 in value requires a Certificate of Home Owner’s Warranty Insurance. A copy of your insurance must be submitted to Council. It is important that the Insurance Certificate shows the correct property details and identifies all work covered under the Building Contract (e.g. Dwelling AND swimming pool).
Owner Builders Permit
If you choose to complete work as an owner-builder, an owner-builder permit is to be obtained from the Department of Fair Trading and a copy submitted to Council for all residential building work exceeding $10,000 in value. Permits must show the correct property details and Council application number to which the permit relates. This application number is provided on lodgement of the Construction Certificate.
If the building work exceeds $20,000, an owner-builder will be required to complete an approved owner-builder course, or have the approved equivalent qualifications. For further details, please see the Department of Fair Trading Website.
Long Service Levy
The NSW Government has put a levy on all building and construction work valued at $25,000 or more (inclusive of GST). The levy rate is 0.35% of the total cost of the work. The building applicant or the person for whom the work is being done is liable to pay the levy.
Council is the agent for the collection for long service levy payments and can accept payments only where a Construction Certificate Application is lodged. You are encouraged to pay the levy when lodging your Construction Certificate Application, if you choose to pay direct to the Long Service Levy Payments Corporation, Council will require proof of payment.
If you are an owner-builder, non profit organisation or church you may be liable for a partial exemption. Please contact Council on (02) 6340 2040 for further information.
Section 7.11 & 7.12 (Previously 94 & 94A) and 64 Contributions
It is important that you read your Development Consent to determine whether you are liable to pay Council any contributions. These contributions must be paid to Council prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate. Further information relating to contributions can be obtained in the Developer Contributions section of this website.
Compliance with conditions of consent
It is important that you carefully read your development consent and ensure that all required conditions have been met prior to lodging your Construction Certificate Application. Council will not issue the Construction Certificate until these specific conditions have been satisfied. If you are unsure as to what conditions need to be satisfied prior to the issue of your Construction Certificate, please contact Council on (02) 6340 2040.