Appoint the City of Sydney as principal certifier and notify start of public domain subdivision works
Advise that you intend to commence public domain subdivision works excluding building works and are appointing the City of Sydney as principal certifier.
Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
Download and complete the form
Ensure that all fields on the form have been filled correctly before lodging the application. Fields on the form marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
Prepare accompanying documents and drawings
These must be in digital form and comply with our digital requirements. Digital copies of applications must be supplied on a USB memory stick if lodging by mail or in person.
Lodge your application
- Email [email protected]
- Mail: City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001
- DX: 1251 Sydney
- In person: customer service centres.
The application will only be accepted if the correct fee is paid. Refer to the public domain charges section: public domain inspection – subdivision works and construction certificates.
Before you start
This form is only to be used where the City of Sydney is to be the principal certifier for subdivision works. All building-related PC applications will need to complete the notice of commencement of building and appointment of Council as principal vertifier.
Subdivision work means any physical activity authorised to be carried out in connection with a subdivision under the conditions of a development consent for the subdivision of land. For the purposes of this definition, a development consent includes an approval for state significant infrastructure if the regulations under part 5 apply this part of subdivision work.
After you finish
Once your appointment nomination form has been received, you will be notified in writing of our appointment as the principal certifier and any associated inspection fees.
We will also nominate the critical stage inspections that must be carried out.
Public domain approvals
Public domain worksA public domain plan assessment is required to obtain or amend consent for works that impact on civic spaces and assets.
Public domain worksObtain approval or amend a previous approval for levels and gradients, also known as determination of alignment levels.
Public domain worksObtain or amend approval for works like installation of street furniture, minor footpath and kerb works, and street verge and tree planting.
Public domain worksConnect a private stormwater drain to public infrastructure.
Construction permits & approvalsApproval is needed to connect your driveway to a road.
Public domain worksObtain or amend approval for pumping out rainwater from excavations at construction sites.
Public domain worksObtain or amend approval to install ground anchors to support structures during construction or maintenance.