If you have appointed Council as your Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) you will need to arrange for the relevant inspections to be carried out at the appropriate stages of construction. Council will notify you of the mandatory critical stage inspections and any other inspections required for the development.
There are a number of mandatory critical stage inspections that must be carried out by your PCA. If these inspections are not carried out the PCA may not be able to issue an occupation certificate. It is a mandatory requirement of the legislation that an occupation certificate be obtained before a building is occupied.
To book an inspection, please contact Council’s Building & Planning Department on (03) 5888 5100 with the following information:
- Development Application number
- Type of Inspection
- Date of inspection
- Name and contact phone number
- Address of property to be inspected
Please be advised that bookings should be made at least 24 hours before the inspection is required and the works must be ready at the time of the inspection, otherwise Council may charge a re-inspection fee.