Approval is required to carry out development in Gundagai Shire, except where expressly exempted by theState Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) (Codes SEPP). The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 define development as:
Other categories of development are:
Development Applications and any subsequent applications for related construction work, such as a Construction Certificate, are assessed under Section 79C(1) of The Act.
Matters considered in the assessment of a Development Application are:
(a) the provisions of:
(i) any environmental planning instrument
(ii) any draft environmental planning instrument that is or has been placed on public exhibition and details of which have been notified to the consent authority
(iii) any development control plan, and
(iv) any matters prescribed by the regulations, that apply to the land to which the development application relates.
(b) the likely impacts of that development, including environmental impacts on both the natural and built environments and social and economic impacts in the locality
(c) the suitability of the site for the development
(d) any submissions made in accordance with this Act or the regulations
(e) the public interest.
A Construction Certificate is needed by an applicant before commencing any building and construction work that has been granted Development Consent, except work where a Complying Development Certificate is in place.
For more information about obtaining a Construction Certificate, please read the Construction Certificate Application Guide which is available for download below, which is user-friendly and provides everything you need to know about preparing and lodging a Construction Certificate with the Gundagai Shire Council.
A Construction Certificate essentially certifies that:
In addition to a Construction Certificate, The Act provides for three other types of certificates, known as Part 4A Certificates comprising:
These certificates may be required at various stages of a development project and some of them will be issued by the Principal Certifying Authority appointed prior to the commencement of approved works.
Building or subdivision works cannot commence until Council is notified of the appointment of a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA).
Either the Gundagai shire Council or a private accredited certifier may be appointed as the PCA to take carriage and responsibility for all requirements under Environmental Planning and Assessment Act subsequent to the issue of a Construction Certificate.
If Council is the PCA, a certificate will be issued to you to inform you of our acceptance to perform the role and responsibilities of a PCA.
A key role of the PCA will be to oversee the construction phase of a development and certify that a building or work has been inspected and that construction meets all appropriate standards such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
The PCA will be responsible for the issue of Compliance and Occupation Certificates, where required.
Council require owner builders and/or building contractors to provide notification of commencement of works to Council 48 hours before any construction activities are to occur on site. This is a requirement of the Section 86 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Clause 136 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation.
Council building surveyor will conduct a pre works inspection to ensure that conditions of consent (pre works) are satisfactorily met.
Notification form: Notice to Council of Intention to Commence Work
Council's Planning, Health and Building on 6944 0200 for assistance
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org attention Council's Planning, Health and Building
Further information on The Acts and planning issues can also be obtained from:
Department of Planning