The Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) plays an integral role in the construction process, overseeing the management of the development consent from the commencement of work through to the completion of the building, subsequent issuing of the occupation certificate and conducting inspections at each required stage. You can appoint Council to be the PCA. Council's Certification Team offer a variety of services in a professional and efficient manner.
Prior to any building or subdivision work being carried out, a Construction Certificate or complying development certificate must be approved and a PCA must be appointed for the development. To appoint Council as your PCA please complete Council's Principal Certifying Authority Service Agreement and submit to Council. Council can be nominated as the PCA within the following suburbs - Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea and Wareemba. If you do not appoint Council as the PCA, you must notify Council of the appointment of the Accredited Private Certifier at least 2 days prior to the commencement of any building work.
Download our brochure to learn more about building certification and the difference between private and Council building certifiers.
Being appointed as a PCA imposes certain responsibilities whether you have appointed Council or an Accredited Private Certifier. These obligations are as follows: