Post Approval

Following issue of a Decision Notice, additional applications or further actions may be required prior to proceeding with your development including:

  1. Prior to commencement - check conditions to see if you are affected by any of the conditions prior to commencement of works, or prior to lodgement of building approval.
  2. Provision of additional reports/studies – conditions of approval may require additional studies to be provided to and endorsed by Council prior to issue of a building approval or commencement of use (e.g. geotechnical report, landscaping plans, drainage network).
  3. Operational works applications lodged - get all operational works and compliance assessment applications required by the conditions of approval.
  4. Obtain building approval - appoint a building certifier to assess the building application. Approval of the building application must be obtained prior to commencement of works on site. Ensure you satisfy all conditions prior to commencement of works/or prior to building approval, or prior to commencement of building work.
  5. Appoint builder - sign a contract with a licenced builder and make sure that the builder has appropriate insurance.
  6. Appoint a building certifier - sign an agreement with an accredited building certifier to do the building inspections.
  7. Pre-start meetings - contact Council engineers from the Development Assessment Team to arrange a pre-start meeting appointment. At this time, the engineer will require details of the engineering consultant (RPEQ) and timing for the construction period (if required for engineering works on site).
  8. Building or reconfiguration work - comply with all approval conditions.
  9. On maintenance - consulting engineer to contact Council engineers from the Development Assessment Team to arrange an on maintenance inspection. Payment of on maintenance security deposit may apply.
  10. Plan Sealing (for reconfiguration applications) - lodge survey plan with council for signing and sealing.
  11. Off maintenance inspection - 12 months after the on-maintenance inspection, engineering consultant to seek joint off maintenance inspection with Council’s engineers. This will determine if assets are acceptable to be handed over to Council. A final acceptance letter will be given at this time. Where any securities are held for maintenance purposes, these will be released upon final acceptance.
  12. Infrastructure Charges – payment of charges if applicable.
  13. Titles Office (for reconfiguration applications) - lodge the sealed plan with the Titles Office.
  14. Occupation and use - ensure you comply with development approval conditions relating to ongoing use.
Last updated: 23 February 2016