Building / Construction Certificates

A Construction Certificate is required after development consent has been granted and before any building works have commenced.

A Construction Certificate is used to verify that the plans and specifications submitted with the application comply with the relevant standards and are consistent with the terms of the development consent.

Any development that is $25,000 and over and is adjacent to a public road requires an Infrastructure Protection Permit and payment of a refundable infrastructure bond. 

The infrastructure bond covers any damage done to the road, kerb, gutter, nature strip, drains and other services. Any damage attributed to removal/demolition or construction works which is not reinstated at the end of the building process will be carried out at the owner’s expense and withdrawn from the infrastructure bond and the balance refunded.

The condition in your development application / complying development certificate states that works are not to commence prior to issue of this permit.

NOTE: The Infrastructure Protection Bond is no longer required for development applications/complying development approved on or after 1 July 2020. You are now required to provide the dilapidation reports explained below.

Once all building works have been completed and your Principal Certifier has issued an Occupation Certificate, you can apply to Council by using the Request for Final Inspection and Refund of Infrastructure Protection Bond Form. This can be located under Application Forms.

NOTE: Council still accepts application for refund of Infrastructure Protection Bond.

The pre-development dilapidation report is required for any development (including complying development) in the shire. The report must document and provide photographs that clearly depicts the existing condition including any existing damage to Council infrastructure such as roadways, footpaths, kerb and gutter, vehicle crossovers, driveways, pit covers, utilities, stormwater drains, nature strip, landscaping, street trees, street signs and street furniture within the vicinity of the development site.

The report must be submitted to and approved by Council before works are commenced, otherwise all damage to Council infrastructure will be attributed to the works and re-instatement will be the responsibility of the Owner/Builder.

NOTE: The Infrastructure Protection Bond condition in your development application/complying development certificate no longer applies if you have not already paid this bond. You are now required to provide the pre and post dilapidation reports explained here.

The post-development dilapidation report is required for any development (including complying development) in the shire. The report must document and provide photographs that clearly depicts the final condition including any damage caused to Council infrastructure such as roadways, footpaths, kerb and gutter, vehicle crossovers, driveways, pit covers, utilities, stormwater drains, nature strip, landscaping, street trees, street signs and street furniture within the vicinity of the development site.

The report must be submitted to and approved by Council prior to the issue of Occupation Certificate. Any damage caused to Council infrastructure by the development shall be re-instated by the owner/builder to Council’s specifications and approval.

NOTE: The Infrastructure Protection Bond condition in your development application/complying development certificate no longer applies if you have not already paid this bond. You are now required to provide the pre and post dilapidation reports explained here.