The term ‘interim’ Occupation Certificate (OC) will be abolished under the new regime proposed to commence on 1 December 2019.
Despite this, it will still be possible to obtain an OC for part of a new building. There is a new expression introduced- ‘Partial Occupation Certificate’. This is an OC that is issued for the first completed stage of a partially completed building. The Partial Occupation Certificate will carry a condition that an OC must be obtained for the whole of the building within 5 years after the Partial Occupation Certificate is issued.
PLANNERS NORTH, Town Planners, Northern Rivers, NSW