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Nominating a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)

Nominating a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA)

It is the owner’s responsibility to appoint Council or an Accredited Private Certifier as the Certifying Authority for the development.

Once chosen the PCA must remain the same throughout the construction process.

The role of Principal Certifying Authority (PCA) is to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the approved plans, specifications, any conditions listed in the Complying Development Certificate and certifies that the construction has been built in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, any other relevant standards or in the case of subdivision Aus Spec requirements.

A PCA must inspect the works at predetermined stages as part of ascertaining compliance with the relevant standards/requirements.  Failure to have these stages inspected may render you liable or may result in a refusal to allow occupation of the building.


This page was last updated on: 01 July 2014