Development Management

Architect

A professional in Australia who designs and plans buildings and structures for development projects.

As-Built Drawings

Final drawings reflecting the actual construction details and modifications made during the project.

Brownfield Development

The redevelopment of previously used or abandoned land in Australia, typically within existing urban areas.

Building Bond

When a developer applies for an occupation certificate for a new strata building or a substantial renovation, they are required to lodge a building bond with the NSW Fair Trading. The bond is typically set at 2% of the contract price for the building work. This bond is held in trust to cover the cost …

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Building Code Compliance

Ensuring the construction project adheres to local and national building codes and regulations.

Building Contractor

The entity in Australia responsible for executing the construction works for a development project.

Building Information Certificate (BIC)

A certificate issued under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) that confirms that building work complies with relevant development consents and other legislative requirements.

Building Work

Any physical activity involved in the construction, alteration, renovation, repair, or demolition of a building or structure.

Certificate of Occupancy (CO)

A document issued by authorities indicating that the construction project complies with building codes and is suitable for occupancy. In the Australian building industry, the terms “Occupation Certificate” (OC) and “Certificate of Occupation” (CO) are often used interchangeably, but they typically refer to the same document. both the Occupation Certificate (OC) and Certificate of Occupation …

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