No More Interim Occupation Certificates

    June 2018

    As part of broader reform to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) (EPAA), the Parliament has overhauled the legislative regime relating to occupation certificates.

    For more than 20 years, interim occupation certificates have been an integral component of many commercial developments, allowing developers to obtain early cash flow for partial completion of projects. Many construction contracts also rely on interim occupation certificates to determine practical completion, among other things.