Principal Certifying Authority

Building or subdivision works cannot commence until Council is notified of the appointment of a Principal Certifying Authority (PCA).

Either the Council or a private Accredited Certifier may be appointed as the PCA to take carriage and responsibility for all requirements under the Act subsequent to the issue of a Construction Certificate. A key role of the PCA will be to oversee the construction phase of a development and certify that a building or work has been inspected and that construction meets all appropriate standards such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

The PCA will be responsible for the issue of compliance and occupation certificates, where required.