Get Your Demolition Approvals Fast with Buildcert

Buildcert offers a fast demolition approval service across NSW utilising Complying Development.

Greater Sydney

  • For Greater Sydney, a 14-day pre-approval notification period is required for certain neighbours and the Council. This is organised by Buildcert
  • After the notification period has completed Buildcert will issue your CDC Approval.
  • After obtaining the CDC, 7 days written notice is required to certain neighbours and Council about the intended demolition works. This is organised by Buildcert

Outside of Greater Sydney

  • For regions outside of Greater Sydney, there is no pre-approval neighbour notification period required
  • Buildcert can issue your CDC Approval in 48 Hours after lodgement.
  • After obtaining the CDC, 2 days written notice is required to certain neighbours and Council about the intended demolition before you start work. This is organised by Buildcert

Whats Included

  • Title Search

  • NSW Planning Portal Lodgement & Fees
  • Pre-Approval Site Inspection
  • Complying Development Certificate
  • Pre-Approval 14 Day Mandatory Neighbour Notification (Required in Greater Sydney)*

  • Pre-Demolition Neighbour Notification (Required in All Areas)

Whats Required

  • Application Forms (click here)

  • Site or Survey Plan, noting structures proposed to be demolished.
  • Demolition & Asbestos Licences / Contract (Where applicable)

  • Waste Management Plan
  • 10.7 Planning Certificate – dated within 6 months (this can be provided for $100)
  • Local Water Endorsement (as applicable)

The Process

Optional Extra

Final Inspection & Completion Letter

  • Buildcert carry out an inspection after Completion of works and review final documentation from the Demolition Company

  • Buildcert provide a formal Completion Letter to confirm the project is finalised.

  • Some Builders require this before starting works, and some Councils require this to reclaim Security Bonds.
  • This can be provided for an additional $300. Please advise during Application.

*Terms & Conditions

  • Offer applies to Residential Demolitions only. Demolition approval for industrial and commercial buildings can be quoted upon request.
  • Areas excluding Greater Sydney (see below) $590 excl GST is applicable
  • Areas in Greater Sydney $690 (includes Pre-Approval Notification) excl GST is applicable
  • Final inspection and Completion Certificate for additional fees.
  • 48 hour approval time applies to business days, Monday to Friday.
  • Greater Sydney definition is applicable to local government areas of Bayside, City of Blacktown, City of Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, City of Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, City of Fairfield, Georges River, City of Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, City of Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, City of Parramatta, City of Penrith, City of Randwick, City of Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, City of Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, City of Willoughby, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly or Woollahra.

Lets get started on your Demolition Approval

Please fill out the form and provide the below documents:

  • Completed application forms (find our forms here)
  • Site Plan
  • Section 10.7 Planning Certificate (we can provide for an additional fee)

One of our team will get in touch as soon as possible.

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