Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 23:44)
Part 8 Division 5 Clause 162A
162A   Critical stage inspections for building work
(1)  Building work must be inspected on the occasions set out in this clause. Those inspections are critical stage inspections for the purposes of this Regulation.
(2)  Except as provided by subclause (3), the critical stage inspections may be carried out by the principal certifier or, if the principal certifier agrees, by another certifier.
(3)  The last critical stage inspection required to be carried out for the class of building concerned must be carried out by the principal certifier.
(4)  In the case of a class 1 or 10 building, the occasions on which building work for which a principal certifier 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(a)    (Repealed)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(4A)    (Repealed)
(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 certifier 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 apply in relation to 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.