Approvals

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.

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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Completion Certificate

The document in Australia issued by local authorities to certify that a development project has been completed in accordance with approved plans and regulations.

Compliance Certificate

A document issued by a qualified certifier or authority, confirming that building work has been completed in compliance with applicable regulations and approvals.

Complying Development Certificate (CDC)

A Complying Development Certificate (CDC) is a type of development approval in Australia that allows for a streamlined and faster approval process for certain low-impact and straightforward development projects. CDCs are typically issued by local councils or accredited private certifiers. To obtain a CDC, a proposed development must meet specific predetermined criteria and comply with …

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Construction Certificate

The approval in Australia issued by local authorities to commence building works after development approval is granted.

Development Approval

The formal consent granted by local authorities in Australia for a proposed development project to proceed.

Final Certificate

A document issued at the end of a project, certifying its completion and the final account value.

Occupation Certificate (OC)

An Occupation Certificate (OC) is a document issued by the local government authority or a private certifier once a building has been completed and is deemed suitable for occupation. It certifies that the construction work has been carried out in accordance with the approved plans and complies with all relevant building codes, regulations, and safety …

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Project Approval

The process of obtaining official approval and funding for the project to proceed.

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