Building Approvals and Inspection

Private Certifiers

Private Building Certifiers

Professional Certification Group provides expert building approval and inspection services for builders and owners throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

Each of our Private Certifiers is an expert on State and Council laws which apply to building, including the Building Code of Australia, Queensland Development Code, State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPP) and town planning schemes, ensuring you will get the best professional guidance you need to complete your building project with fewer issues.

NSW Building Certification Expertise

We manage all your approval paperwork electronically, using state of the art software.

To comply with the complex laws and regulations in New South Wales, we provide the following services:

  • Undertake thorough searches of your property;
  • Building Inspections
  • Advising on whether town planning approval may be required under the Local Environment Plan;
  • Assessing your building plans for compliance with:
    • Building Code of Australia
    • State Environmental Planning Policies including Exempt and Complying Development Codes
    • Development Consent (Notice of Determination) issued by Council
  • Issuing a Construction Certificate (CC) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) so you can commence work
  • Act as the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) to ensure:
    • All necessary approvals are in place
    • Conducting Critical State Inspections and managing inspections undertaken by other Certifying Authorities
    • Issue an Occupation Certificate (OC), ensuring any preconditions of a Development Consent or Complying Development Certificate are met

Other NSW Building Approvals

We can advise you on other approvals that you may need for your projects.

Prior to the issue of a Construction Certificate (CC), you will need to provide Development Consent (Notice of Determination) from the local Council.

If you need assistance preparing a Development Application or Development Approval  (DA) for Council, please contact a consultant town planner.

Prior to the issue of a Complying Development Certificate (CDC), you may need to provide the following approvals:

  • Water supply, sewerage and stormwater drainage (S 68 Local Government Act)
  • Sydney Water and Hunter Water
  • On-site effluent disposal
  • Driveway crossover (S 138 Roads Act)
  • Tree removal
  • Building over sewer
  • Water connections
  • Mine subsidence board

If you need assistance preparing these other applications, please contact a consultant town planner.

QLD Building Certification Expertise

We manage all your approval paperwork electronically, using state of the art software.

To comply with the complex development laws and regulations in Queensland, we provide the following services:

  • Undertaking thorough searches of your property
  • Building Inspections
  • Obtaining any required town planning approvals
  • Assessing your plans for compliance with
    • Building Code of Australia
    • Queensland Development Code
  • Obtaining other ancillary approvals such as:
    • Siting relaxations
    • Plumbing and Drainage
    • Driveways
    • Build over Sewer
    • Water connections
  • Undertaking specialist assessment work including
    • Energy efficiency assessment
    • Determining the Bushfire Attack Level
  • Issuing a Development Permit for Building Work so you can commence work
  • Conducting inspections as required throughout the course of construction
  • Collating all the necessary Certificates
  • Issuing a Final Inspection Certificate and if necessary, a Certificate of Classification to allow occupation of the building

Other QLD Building Approvals

We obtain other approvals that you may need for your project. For building approvals in Queensland, we can organise the following approvals from Councils:

  • Town planning approvals
  • Siting relaxations
  • Build over sewer
  • Build over stormwater
  • Driveway crossover
  • Plumbing and drainage
  • Water connections
  • Amenity and aesthetics (i.e. Removal houses, Shipping containers)

Additional Services QLD

We also provide consultancy services for:

For more complex town planning applications, we work in partnership with PPLAN.

Professional Certification Group for your building application

As one of the largest and most respected Private Certifiers in Australia, we’re committed to providing you the best approval and consultancy advice service for your building project.

Let us help you with your Building Application