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The City of Canterbury Bankstown Council can offer the services of Building Surveyors and Development Engineers to undertake the certification of your building and subdivision work.

The following Application types can now be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal; Complying Development Certificates, Construction Certificates, Appointment of Council as Principal Certifier, Occupation Certificates, Subdivision Certificates and Building Information Certificates.

More information from t​he NS​W Government.

Complying Development Certificate

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a combined planning and construction approval that complies with development standards identified in State Government Policy. Approval can be obtained with the lodgement of a CDC application with Council or a Private Certifier.

Council has a team of registered certifiers who can work with you and your building professionals to obtain a CDC. Council’s registered certifiers are experts in relevant planning legislation, offering cost-effective, efficient and highly accurate assessments.

Construction Certificate

A Construction Certificate (CC) is an approval for building or subdivision works and is obtained after a development application has been approved. A Construction Certificate can be issued by Council or a Private Certifier and ensures the construction plans and specifications are consistent with the development consent and comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and relevant Australian Standards.

Principal Certifier

Once development approval and/or a construction certificate has been obtained, you need to appoint a Principal Certifier (PC) before the commencement of building or subdivision work. A PC can be Council or a Private Certifier who undertakes inspections of the work, issues critical stage inspection reports, compliance certificates, subdivision certificates and occupation certificates.

Occupation Certificate

An Occupation Certificate (OC) is issued by the PC once the building works are suitable for occupation or use in accordance with its classification under the BCA.

Subdivision Certificate

A Subdivision is issued by the PC once the subdivision work has been completed.

Building Information Certificate

A Building Information Certificate (BIC) is a certificate of non-action which is obtained prior to the settlement of property or to remedy unauthorised works. A building certificate prevents Council from issuing certain types of orders for seven (7) years.

Building Information Certificates are issued under Division 6.7 of the Environmental Planning Assessment Act 1979 which outlines their full effect.

When submitting a BIC ensure the following information is included;

  • Detailed description of scope of the work to which the BIC relates;
  • Building plans, drawn to scale, as constructed;
  • Identification survey report;
  • Any associated development consent;
  • Any associated construction certificate;
  • Any associated complying development certificate;
  • Any associated occupation certificate;
  • Structural engineering certificate;
  • Fire safety statement; and
  • Any other documents &/or certificates.


For more information, contact Council's Duty Building Surveyor on 9707 9000.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.