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Step 5: appointing Council as Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)

When Council is nominated as the Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) it is required to inspect the building work during the construction to ensure it complies with the development consent, Construction Certificate and other legislation.

Generally, you will have appointed Council as the PCA at the time of your application for the Construction Certificate. If so, you will receive a separate letter enclosed with your CC identifying required inspections, including critical stage inspections - refer to step 7.  Please note that if critical stage inspections are not undertaken, the law prevents the issue of an Occupation Certificate.

If you already have a CC issued by another Accredited Certifier and wish to appoint Council as the PCA, please complete the nomination on the Application for Certificates and Appointment of Principal Certifying Authority for Building Works form referred to in Step 1 and lodge with Council.