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Development

Planning and building certificates

Zoning certificate

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A zoning certificate is officially called a section 10.7 certificate (previously known as section 149). It gives you we have on file about planning controls or other property issues that affect a particular piece of land.

There are two types of section 10.7 certificates:

Section 10.7(2) certificate

It shows the:

  • zoning of the property
  • its relevant state, regional and local planning controls
  • other property issues such as land contamination and road widening

This certificate is based on the parent property only, not on individual lot numbers.

Section 10.7(2) and (5) certificates

It gives the same information as section 10.7(2), but also includes advice from other authorities.

While the certificate will state all the relevant planning instruments that apply to the property, it does not specify particular development standards or terms of the instruments.

If you propose to develop the property, we recommend undertaking thorough research into all of the planning instruments which apply to the land.

Cost

Under section 10.7 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, the City must issue these certificates upon application.

  • section 10.7(2) certificate – $53.00
  • section 10.7(2) and (5) certificates – $133.00.

We can process an urgent certificates within 24 hours during business hours for an additional fee of $109.00.

How to apply

You can apply for your certificate:

Online

Submit your application on our online service portal

In person

At our Customer Service Centre, 126 Church Street Parramatta, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

By mail

You can mail your application by post to PO Box 32, Parramatta, NSW 2124.

We do not accept email or fax applications.

Building certificate

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A building certificate application is made when a property is being sold under section 149D of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. The application can be from:

  • the property owner
  • another person, with the property owner’s consent
  • the property buyer under a contract of sale, including their solicitor or agent
  • a public authority when they have notified the owner

If the building certificate is approved, it confirms that Council will not issue an order to repair, demolish or rebuild the property for seven years under the condition that the premise is in a satisfactory state and has not deteriorated.

Documents needed for the application

The following information is required:

Document Notes

Plans

(1 copy)

Full drawings of the building (1:100 scale/1:200)

  • Site plan
  • Registered Survey Report
  • Floor plan depicting unauthorised work
  • Elevations and sections
  • A4 size notification plans
  • Works as executed stormwater/drainage plans
  • Sydney Water stamped plans
  • Shadow diagram/profiles

Installation certificates relating to essential fire safety measures

(1 copy)

Details of proposed and existing fire safety measures as required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), including certification.

BCA Report

(1 copy)

  • Report outlining compliance with current BCA

Installation certificates relating to structural elements, stormwater, health and amenity (please note, other certification may be requested)

(1 copy)

  • Structural engineers report
  • Pest management AS3660
  • Wet Area waterproofing
  • Electrical certification of integral energy
  • Glazing certification for safety glass
  • Smoke detector certification
  • Other certification may be requested

Statement of Environmental Effects

(1 copy)

Full description of the proposal and assessment against relevant LEP and DCP requirements, including a compliance report/table

Energy and sustainability performance certificate

(1 copy)

Visit the BASIX website to get the certificate

Annual Fire Safety Statement

(1 copy)

Class 2-9 buildings only

Fees

Building type Fee
Houses and other structures around the house (class 1 or 10)

$250

Other types (class 2 to 9) – where the floor area does not exceed 200 m2

$250

Other types (class 2 to 9) – where the floor area is between 200–2,000 m2

$250 plus $0.50 per m2 over 200 m2

Other types (class 2 to 9) – where the floor area exceeds 2,000 m2

$1,165 plus $0.075 per m2
over 2,000 m2

Other types (class 2 to 9) – for part of the building that does not have a floor area (for example an external wall)

$250

Additional fees

Service Fees

Additional inspection fee

 

(if Council is required to carry out more than one inspection of the building)

$90

Additional copies of building certificates

$13

Urgency fee (inspection will happen within 24 hours of lodgement)

 

This is only for building certificates that do not have unauthorised works associated with the application

$100

Fees for unauthorised building work

If there has been unauthorised building work, additional fee applies.

These fees will be determined by:

  • Is there a development approval for the unauthorised works? If no, you will be required to pay any fees that would have been required if lodging a new DA (as well as notification fees)
  • You will also be required to pay the construction certificate package fees for the cost of the unauthorised works