Post Consent Certification Applications (Construction Certificates)

Once you have lodged your Development Application or Complying Development Certificate, you have the opportunity to lodge a post-consent certificate; however, these applications will not be determined until the Development Application or Complying Development Certificate has been determined. These include:

  1. Construction Certificate Application,
  2. Occupation Certificate Application and
  3. Subdivision Certificate Application.

The table below shows which applications are required for different application types.

Construction Certificate ApplicationPrincipal Certifier AgreementOccupation Certificate ApplicationSubdivision Certificate Application
Complying Development CertificateYes
Lodged at the time of application through the Portal
Yes
Lodged as a Post-Consent application via the Portal
Development Application
(New building works)
YesYes
Lodged at the time of application through the Portal
Yes
Lodged as a Post-Consent application via the Portal
Development Application
(New subdivision works)
YesYes
Development Application
(No building works)
Yes
Lodged as a Post-Consent application via the Portal

Lodge your Post Consent Certificate Documentation

A Post Consent Certificate may be required for building works and for subdivision works. You can either:

  • Wait until you have a development consent issued, or
  • Lodge your applications after, or at the same time, you have made an application for a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate. The process for each is outlined below:

Building works

Council offers certification services for all new, and alterations to, residential and commercial projects.

Council is appointed as the Principal Certifier for the majority of building work in the Bathurst Region and employs five building surveyors with over 90 years of experience. To discuss Council’s certification services, contact David Nelson or Geoff Press on 6333 6276 or click here to email an enquiry(External link).

If you wish to appoint Bathurst Regional Council as your certifier, you will be required to lodge the following post-consent applications (shown as item 3 in the menu) via the portal:

  1. Construction Certificate Application, and
  2. Occupation Certificate Application.

Lodgement of these applications can be made before the determination of a Development Application; however, these applications will not be determined until the Development Application has been determined.

The appointment of Council as the Principal Certifier requires the completion of the Contract for the Performance of Certification Work, generally signed by the landowners and Council.

The contract can be downloaded here.

The contract, once signed by the landowners, is to be uploaded to the Planning Portal with the Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate application as a supporting document.

Subdivision or Civil works

A construction certificate is required for subdivision and civil works. Bathurst Regional Council can approve construction certificates for these works.

A Construction Certificate Application for Subdivision works will require the following post-consent applications to be lodged:

  1. Construction Certificate Application, and
  2. Subdivision Certificate Application.

Lodgement of these applications can be made before the determination of a Development Application; however, these applications will not be determined until the Development Application has been determined.

Application Fees for Construction Certificates

Application fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we’ve received your application. Council aims to email you a fee estimate within 48 hours of receiving notification of the application being lodged. The assessment of your Construction Certificate will not commence until all outstanding fees have been paid, and the Development Application has been determined.

If payment is not received within 3 business days, your application may be returned to you.