Sometimes called a private certifier, an accredited certifier is a professional trained in a particular field of building or subdivision construction or development control (such as engineering, building surveying or town planning) who is authorised to issue certain certificates and perform specific duties under the legislation.
The professional body authorised by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure, which can accredit individuals with the right to act as an Accredited Certifier.
A certificate issued by a local council confirming it will not make certain orders or take certain action in relation to a building.
The BCA is a set of technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings across Australia.
The public register of land boundaries that defines the separate holdings of land.
The person authorised to issue certain certificates or act as the principal certifying authority (PCA). It could be Council, the Minister or an accredited certifier.
Hearing, by an independent person, of evidence from interested parties on an issue. Recommendations are made to the person/body responsible for the decision (usually the Minister).
A certificate issued by a certifying authority that confirms that the conditions of consent comply with the applicable standards and that work has been properly carried out.
Routine development that can be certified by a council or a private certifier.
A certificate that allows a complying development to be carried out.
The requirement for a government agency to consider development proposals in the light of its specialised functions and policies, and decide whether it agrees with the development taking place.
The council, a minister or public authority having the function to determine the application (if a provision of the Act, the regulations or an environmental planning instrument so specifies).
A certificate that allows building or subdivision work to start.
A development that is likely to have significant impacts on the environment and is subject to special procedures.
An application seeking consent to carry out development. A separate application is required for a complying development certificate.
Consent given to carry out development.
Detailed guideline setting out the controls that apply to a particular type of development or in a particular area. A DCP refines or supplements a regional environmental plan (REP) or local environmental plan (LEP).
A specialised part of the decision-making process, where the environmental impact is considered in detail, together with other aspects of the development.
A formal evaluation of the effect or likely effect of a development or other activity on the environment.
The local environmental plans (LEP), regional environmental plans (REP) and state environmental planning policies (SEPP), which describe the current planning status and/or future developments of an area.
Exempt development Some minor development may not require development consent. Refer to the council’s exempt development policy for more information.
Proposals that require development consent as well as a specified permit/approval from a state agency.
The council zoning provisions that establish the uses and standards that regulate the extent of development. They are prepared by councils and approved by the Minister.
Study undertaken to gather information needed in order to draft a new local environmental plan.
A post construction certificate issued by a PCA that allows the occupation or use of a building.
A construction, compliance, occupation or subdivision certificate.
A certificate that provides information on the development potential of a parcel of land, including any planning restrictions that apply.
An accredited certifier or council appointed to oversee the building or subdivision process.
Address matters of regional significance.
A certificate that allows a subdivision to be registered by the Department of Lands.
Address matters of state significance and are proposed by the Minister and approved by the Governor.
A certificate that allows a strata subdivision to be registered by the Department of Lands.
Appeals against an approval of a designated development that is lodged by the people objecting to the development.
The system of categorising land uses as prohibited, requiring consent or not requiring consent within particular areas.
|BCA||Building Code of Australia|
|CDC||Complying Development Certificate|
|DCP||Development Control Plan|
|EIS||Environmental Impact Statement|
|EPI||Environmental Planning Instrument|
|LEP||Local Environmental Plan|
|PCA||Principal Certifying Authority|
|REP||Regional Environmental Plan|
|SEPP||State Environmental Planning Policy|