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Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 22 September 2019 at 10:34)
Part 8 Division 5 Clause 162A
162A   Critical stage inspections required by section 109E (3) (d)
(1)  For the purposes of section 109E (3) (d) of the Act, the occasions on which building work must be inspected are as set out in this clause.
Note.
 These inspections are the critical stage inspections.
(2)  Except as provided by subclause (3), the critical stage inspections may be carried out by the principal certifying authority or, if the principal certifying authority agrees, by another certifying authority.
(3)  The last critical stage inspection required to be carried out for the class of building concerned must be carried out by the principal certifying authority.
(4)  In the case of a class 1 or 10 building, the occasions on which building work for which a principal certifying authority is first appointed on or after 1 July 2004 must be inspected are—
(a)    (Repealed)
(b)  after excavation for, and prior to the placement of, any footings, and
(c)  prior to pouring any in-situ reinforced concrete building element, and
(d)  prior to covering of the framework for any floor, wall, roof or other building element, and
(e)  prior to covering waterproofing in any wet areas, and
(f)  prior to covering any stormwater drainage connections, and
(g)  after the building work has been completed and prior to any occupation certificate being issued in relation to the building.
(4A)  However, in the case of a class 1 or 10 building, an inspection on an occasion described in subclause (4) (a)–(f) that occurs before 1 July 2005 is not prescribed for the purposes of section 109E (3) (d) of the Act if—
(a)  the inspection is carried out by a person considered by the principal certifying authority to be suitably qualified to carry out the inspection (but who is not necessarily an accredited certifier) and employed, or nominated for the purpose of carrying out the inspection, by the principal certifying authority, and
(b)  the person would not be disqualified by section 109ZG of the Act (except by subsection (1) (d) or (1A) of that section) from issuing a Part 4A certificate in relation to any aspect of the development concerned.
(c)  the person makes a record of each inspection carried out by him or her, and provides a copy of that record to the principal certifying authority, as required by clause 162B for a critical stage inspection or any other inspection required by the principal certifying authority.
(5)  In the case of a class 2, 3 or 4 building, the occasions on which building work must be inspected are—
(a)  prior to covering of fire protection at service penetrations to building elements that are required to resist internal fire or smoke spread, inspection of a minimum of one of each type of protection method for each type of service, on each storey of the building comprising the building work, and
(a1)  prior to covering the junction of any internal fire-resisting construction bounding a sole-occupancy unit, and any other building element required to resist internal fire spread, inspection of a minimum of 30% of sole-occupancy units on each storey of the building containing sole-occupancy units, and
(b)  prior to covering of waterproofing in any wet areas, for a minimum of 10% of rooms with wet areas within a building, and
(c)  prior to covering any stormwater drainage connections, and
(d)  after the building work has been completed and prior to any occupation certificate being issued in relation to the building.
(6)  In the case of a class 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 building, the occasions on which building work for which a principal certifying authority is first appointed on or after 1 July 2004 must be inspected are—
(a)  in relation to a critical stage inspection of a class 9a and 9c building, as defined in the Building Code of Australia—prior to covering of fire protection at service penetrations to building elements that are required to resist internal fire or smoke spread, inspection of a minimum of one of each type of protection method for each type of service, on each storey of the building comprising the building work, and
(b)  prior to covering any stormwater drainage connections, and
(c)  after the building work has been completed and prior to any occupation certificate being issued in relation to the building.
(7)    (Repealed)
(7A)  Inspections of building work must be made on the following occasions in addition to those required by the other provisions of this clause for the building work—
(a)  in the case of a swimming pool, as soon as practicable after the barrier (if one is required under the Swimming Pools Act 1992) has been erected,
(b)  in the case of a class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 building, after the commencement of the excavation for, and before the placement of, the first footing.
(8)  This clause does not prescribe any occasion on which a manufactured home or dwelling built off the site in sections and transported to the site for assembly is required to be inspected.