Our certification services
Welcome to our certification and PCA services. In this section you you will find all your development and certification needs.
Our goal is to provide a quality and comprehensive service through our dedicated staff to ensure your projects are completed with a minimum of fuss and in accordance with all legislative and technical requirements.
Principal Certifying Authority services
We provide a complete inspection, certification and Occupation Certificate package for all development types.
Once you have either a Complying Development Certificate or Construction Certificate (following the issue of a Development Consent), you need to appoint a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) before starting work. A PCA is either Council or a private Accredited Certifier who oversees the construction or subdivision process.
The PCA will conduct an inspection of each required stage of construction and issue an Occupation Certificate (for any building work) when all the pre-conditions specified in the Development Consent have been met and the building is suitable for occupation or use in accordance with its classification under the Building Code of Australia.
A Construction Certificate is only valid while the Development Consent is still in effect, so works must be commenced before the Development Consent lapses.
Benefits in using us
Our staff are independent and have extensive knowledge of the local area.
All of our Building Surveyors hold accreditation with the Building Professionals Board as Accredited Certifiers.
Our offices are close and convenient. This also means that we are a short distance from your building site.
Every building surveyor at Blacktown Certification Services has access to all relevant and up to date Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia.
Blacktown Certification Services Building Surveyors have convenient access to all of our staff, thereby providing 1 point of contact for all necessary requirements from construction to completion.
Building staff have quick and easy access to the Development Application file, historical files and all of our data. The Development Application file is taken on inspections to enable the Blacktown Certification Services Building Surveyors to make fully informed decisions.
The majority of Development Applications are dealt with by our Building Surveyors, meaning that you can deal with the 1 person throughout the assessment and construction process.
We do not provide certification services outside our local government area which allows staff to concentrate on the needs of the local area.
We provide a 10% discount on Construction Certificate fees when a Construction Certificate application is lodged with your Development Application.
Our fees contain no hidden costs. Once you engage us as an Accredited Certifier or PCA we do not charge for phone calls, letters and other incidentals. Our fees are clearly identified on our fee proposal.
Feel free to let us know what you think, seek some advice, obtain a quote or just generally assist you with your approval and certification needs. Email us.