Construction Certificate Application Processing


Complying development certificate

For simple developments, a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) combines planning and construction clearances. The function of this certificate is to provide confidence that all applicable legislation and construction requirements will be met. Having to apply for one is not only a huge hassle, but it is also very time consuming.


So when it comes to renovating or building a new house, we will take on the task of having all the necessary permits signed and approved for you.


We at Q Architects are known not only for our home design services but also for our passion to lessen the burden that we put into our clients. We process all the necessary permits and paper works for you so you do not have to worry about anything. We aim to provide our clients a hassle-free collaboration with us.

We make sure that the renovation or building of your dream house goes without a hitch. We have a team of highly skilled individuals that are both experienced and certified to carry out any necessary legal work so that you can sit back and just wait until your dream home is finished.

Quality Craftsmanship

Q Architects is not just all talk. We have our projects that define what we value and what we always want to be – to create better buildings for our clients. All of our projects are inspired by our mission to provide quality homes for every Australian family.

DA vs CDC: Which one do you need in Sydney?

Before the construction or renovation of your property commences, you will need to meet all the appropriate regulatory requirements which come in two options – Development Application or Complying Development Checklist.


A DA is an assessment based on the set of guidelines and parameters set by the local council. The cost of a DA depends on the cost of the proposed project, and being merit-based, will have a unique set of requirements.


A CDC, on the other hand, is a faster process with the local council’s involvement eliminated. Not all projects, however, could qualify for it. The CDC can be conducted by either a private certifier or a local council.


In general, it would take up to 6 months to obtain a DA approval while a CDC can be done in about 3 to 4 months.



Get CDC or Council Approval without all the hassle


Navigating through the entire DA or CDC approval process can be both stressful and time consuming. It can be overwhelming just even thinking where to begin and how to go about the whole process.


When you acquire the services of Q Architects, we will take care of the whole DA or CDC approval process for you. We will prepare all the documentary requirements and follow the progress until we obtain approval, freeing you up of all the hassle.


Our extensive knowledge of local council regulations allows us to ensure that your project is designed according to the guidelines set by regulatory bodies.


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