Step 9: pre-commencement of building works
You must notify Council of your intention to commence works at least two days before any building works start. This must be a formal, written notification that includes:
- the proposed start date of the building works
- the details of your appointed Principal Certifying Authority (PCA). The Principal Certifying Authority is usually the same person or organisation that issues the Construction Certificate
- the name of your builder. If you do not appoint a licensed builder and you would like to be the owner builder (project manager) for residential work exceeding $10,000, you will need to provide the Principal Certifying Authority with a copy of your Owner Builder’s Permit prior to commencement of works. If you are using a licensed builder, the builder will also need to provide your PCA with a copy of your insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund (formerly Home Warranty Insurance Scheme).
You can complete the following form to notify Council of your intention to commence work: