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Construction Certificate ePlanning Portal Process

Lodging an application for a Construction Certificate (CC) on the NSW ePlanning Portal involves several steps.

Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:


Step 1: Gather Required Documents Before starting the application process, make sure you have all the necessary documents and information. These may include:

01. Architectural plans, including floor plans, elevations, and sections.

02. Structural engineering plans and calculations.

03. Soil Report, if applicable.

04. Fire safety schedule and plans, if applicable.

05. BASIX certificate (Building Sustainability Index), if required.

06. Landscape plans, if applicable.

07. Any other supporting documents specific to your construction project.

Step 2: Register on the ePlanning Portal If you haven't already done so, create an account on the NSW ePlanning Portal. Provide the required information, including your name, contact details, and email address. Verify your email to activate the account.

Step 3: Start a New Application Once registered and logged in, go to the ePlanning Portal dashboard. Look for the option to start a new application and select "Construction Certificate" as the application type.

Step 4: Complete the Application Form Fill out the application form with accurate details about the construction project. Provide information such as the property address, project description, estimated cost, and any specific requirements or conditions.

Step 5: Upload Supporting Documents Attach all the required supporting documents to your application. Ensure the documents are in the correct format, such as PDF, and comply with any size limitations mentioned on the portal. Upload each document individually.

Step 6: Pay the Application Fee The ePlanning Portal will calculate the application fee based on the information provided. Proceed to pay the required fee using the available payment options, such as credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Retain a record of the payment confirmation.

Step 7: Review and Submit Thoroughly review all the information you have provided in the application form. Check that the uploaded documents are correct and complete. Make any necessary edits or additions, if required. Once you are satisfied with the application, submit it through the portal.

Step 8: Track the Application Progress After submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email containing a reference number. Use this reference number to track the progress of your application on the ePlanning Portal. The portal will provide updates on the application status, requests for additional information, and notifications of any decision made.

Step 9: Respond to Additional Information Requests If the assessing authority requires further information or documentation, you will be notified through the ePlanning Portal. Respond promptly and provide the requested details to avoid delays in the assessment process.

Step 10: Receive the Construction Certificate Once the assessing authority reviews your application and supporting documents, they will make a decision. The approval decision will be communicated to you through the ePlanning Portal. If approved, the Construction Certificate will be issued electronically, and you can access it from the portal. If the application is rejected, the reasons for the decision will be provided.

Please note that the specific steps and requirements may vary depending on the nature of your construction project and any local government regulations. It is advisable to consult the user guides and resources available on the ePlanning Portal for detailed instructions tailored to your specific circumstances.

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