If you are proposing to carry out any residential demolition work within NSW, you must obtain formal approval in advance, and prior to carrying out the demolition work.
The good news is that most residential demolition work in NSW can be authorised by the issuing of a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) by a Registered Certifier without the need to submit a Development Application (DA) to Council. The CDC is essentially a demolition permit that authorises the demolition work to be carried out.
Complying Development is the fast-track application pathway to obtain formal approval for straight forward development such as demolition work that complies with the NSW SEPP (Exempt & Complying Development Codes) 2008.
At Home Building Certifiers, we offer a fast and efficient demolition approval service covering the majority of areas throughout New South Wales.
In Sydney metropolitan areas, a Certifier is required to inform Council & certain neighbours when a CDC application has been received. This is called pre-approval notification. A CDC application within certain applicable Council areas cannot be determined until the 14 day notification period has expired. This 14 day pre-approval notification does not apply to rural and regional NSW, or to new residential release areas.
The Complying Development Certificate, once issued, is then valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
After the Complying Development Certificate has been issued authorising the proposed demolition work, the applicant/owner is then required to provide certain neighbours with written notice (min. 7 days Sydney metro OR 2 days rural/regional NSW) informing of the intention to commence demolition works.
At Home Building Certifiers, we use the most advanced certification software available to ensure the highest efficiency and fastest demolition approval timeframes in NSW.
If you are proposing to demolish your house or infill an existing swimming pool, then we would love the opportunity to assist you with your demolition approval.
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