WHAT IS A PRINCIPAL CERTIFIER?
A Principal Certifier must be engaged, by contract, by the person having benefit of the Development Consent, to undertake the following works.
The functions of Principal Certifier for a development are to:
- Determine an application for a Compliance Certificate
- Determine an application for an Occupation Certificate
- Determine an application for, and issue of, a Subdivision Certificate
- Carry out of inspection under section 22 of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and issuing Certificates of Compliance under that Act.
The Principal Certifier is responsible for the following:
- Undertaking critical stage inspections of building work in accordance with Section 162A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
- Administering the conditions of Development Consent
- Promptly advising the applicant after any relevant inspection of any outstanding work
- Issuing the applicant with an Occupation Certificate for any building or change of use when the relevant applicant has been lodged.
- Receiving and investigating any complaints from the public concerning the development
- Council can fulfill the role of Principal Certifier as can many registered Private Certifiers
To appoint Council as the Principal Certifier the Appointment of Singleton Council as a Principal Certifier Form is required to be completed and submitted to Council before any work commences.
WHY CHOOSE SINGLETON COUNCIL AS YOUR PRINCIPAL CERTIFIER?
- Our certifiers are registered under the Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 and are subject to the requirements of the current building certification legislation
- Singleton Council certifiers have access to a diverse range of property information and application history that can assist applicants when lodging a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate
- Our certifiers work closely with development assessment staff and Subdivision Engineers. This working relationship is invaluable when working through building construction issues
- Our certifiers will ensure that minimum building standards and Development Consent requirements are satisfied
- Our certifiers provide an efficient and cost effective service
- Our certifiers are local and will always be available for our community
- Inspections will only be undertaken on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- A maximum of four (4) inspections will be booked per day
- Inspections beyond 6798 Putty Road – also known as the Halfway House – will be completed on Tuesdays only
- Where there are bookings for the area beyond 6798 Putty Road on a Tuesday, no other inspections will be booked on that day
- Where there are bookings for other areas on a Tuesday, no inspections beyond 6798 Putty Road will be booked
- Inspections beyond 1719 Carrowbrook Road – known as the Lake St Clair Camping Area – will be completed on Wednesdays only