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Appointing a PCA

When is a PCA needed?

You must engage a PCA when building or subdivision work requires a construction certificate or a complying development certificate.

The PCA must be appointed before the building or subdivision work commences. This is so all required checks and inspections take place before and during the construction proceeds.

How do I choose a PCA?

Choose a certifying authority in the same way that you would choose any other professional:

  • check the accreditation status of the individual
  • seek word of mouth recommendations from others
  • obtain quotes and talk to a few individuals and choose one with whom you feel a rapport
  • check inclusions annd exclusions in any contract or service level agreement before entering into it.

You must advise Council of the appointment of a PCA at least two days before building or subdivision work commences.

Applying for a construction certificate (CC) or a complying development certificate (CDC) is not the same as appointing a PCA. However, you may choose to appoint the accredited certifier who issues your CC or CDC as your PCA.

Remember – the PCA must be appointed before work commences on your site.