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Building and Construction

Application process

From Friday 1 January 2021, the following types of building applications to Georges River Council must to be submitted using the NSW Planning Portal:

  • Construction certificates

  • Complying development certificates

  • Building information certificates

  • Subdivision certificates

  • Basix certificates and

  • Occupation certificates.

This method of submitting your building application will be available from 1 December 2020 and we encourage you to use this process for a more streamlined and efficient experience.
The NSW Planning Portal makes submitting building applications with Council simple with the convenience of being available online, anywhere and anytime.
Since 1 July 2020 applications for the following certificates and approvals to Georges River Council have been required to be submitted using the NSW Planning Portal:
  • Development Applications

  • Applications to Modify Consents (s4.55 applications)

  • Review of Determination (s8.2 applications)  

 Our commitment to customer service continues and we encourage applicants continue to use our pre-lodgement service for information and advice.
Additional information and advice on this new applications lodgement service is available on the NSW Planning website.
Payments for Planning Portal applications can be made via DA and MOD payments page.

Building and construction advice

We provide a number of useful services that ensure projects are completed in accordance with all legislative and technical requirements. Our team of professionally qualified and experienced building surveyors will provide timely advice and assistance on the following services:

Our services are flexible and we can provide a next-business-day-inspection service for bookings made before 5.00pm on the business day prior to the inspection date.

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