Residential Drafting Design FAQ - What is a Construction Certificate?
Congratulations for getting your approval for your Development Application, what's next? Can I start building now?
Unforunately, after you received your DA you will still need your CC before you can proceed with the "digging work!"
What is a CC?
A Construction Certificate (CC) is a certificate that is issued by an accredited private certifier or a consent authority, sometimes the council. This certificate allows for building work to commence on a project. You can not start any digging work without a CC approval.
What does a CC do?
A Construction Certificate is an approval that:
What is in a CC?
After receiving your approved DA documents, it generally comes with a few pages of what I called, "conditions", where minor changes are required for the design and that detailed construction documents are to be submitted.
Generally with a CC, it includes the following items:
How long does it take for my CC to get approved?
If all the documents are done properly and in a smooth flow, the approval stage will required as little as 10 days.
How long does my CC valid for?
A Construction Certificate is generally valid for 5 years, however it is only valid while the Development Consent is still in date, so works must be commenced before the Development Consent lapses.
Who should I engage to do my CC?
At Go Design Solutions, we do DA and CC for our clients, so it is a one-stop-service. We have a list of engineers that we engage to get the work done properly. Speak to us today and we can assist you.