When seeking to undertake your development, your first step is to get in touch with CIVAC’s experts. We can meet with you to discuss your plan, and understand what you’re looking to achieve. We’ll then identify the specific requirements to bring your project to life, and outline how we’ll help you achieve them.
Depending on the size and nature of your project, you’ll need to apply for either a Complying Development Certificate or a Development Application.
Complying Development Certificate (CDC)
A CDC is an alternative approval process to a Development Approval and is typically available for smaller building projects, or non-structural renovations and fit-outs to an existing building. Rather than going through multiple steps, a CDC combines both planning and construction approval into one single approval. This assessment is then fast-tracked by your Accredited Private Certifier, and you can take occupation or begin construction on your new building sooner.
If your project doesn’t meet the criteria to apply for a CDC, you may need to lodge a Development Application instead. A DA is typically required for large-scale projects like new building construction, demolition and rebuild projects, substantial structural changes to existing premises, or even a change in business activities undertaken on your site.