Construction Certificates…. Yes, you can appoint a private certifier.
Complying Development – SEPP Exempt and Complying Inland Housing Code.
Private Certifiers can issue the Construction Certificate and undertake all the inspections.
When lodging a Development Application (DA) with Council, you do not need to apply at that time for the Construction Certificate (CC). Only lodge and pay for the Development Application. If you lodge the CC with Council, and it has not been determined, you can withdraw the application.
Did you know that some developments don't require a full development application through council?
The new Inland Housing Code (IHC) came into effect on 01 January 2019 and applies to 69 Local Government Areas in NSW, including Wagga Wagga. The INHC was adopted to increase the uptake of complying development for inland NSW. Complying Development, in the metropolitan areas, is much higher than in inland NSW.
This can lead to delays and additional costs that need not be incurred.