BASIX Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to submit a development application to a New South Wales local Council to:

  • Construct a new residential dwelling (such as single house, dual occupancy, townhouse or multi-unit);
  • Alter, enlarge or extend buildings with more than one dwelling (other than hotels or motels); or
  • Undertake a development for the purpose of building a large swimming pool or spa.

A certificate is issued once a Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) assessment has been satisfactorily completed, using the on-line tool. BASIX ensures new homes are designed and built to use less potable water and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

You are responsible for completing the assessment, ensuring the BASIX commitments are clearly marked on the plans, and submitting the BASIX Certificate with the development application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

In order to complete a BASIX assessment, you must enter information identifying and describing the proposal, for example:

  • Project name, address, lot number and council area;
  • Project type (for example detached house, dual occupancy dwelling);
  • Site area, gross floor area, roof area and number of bedrooms.

Please see the Data Input Checklist on the website for full details.

Duration

Once-off.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply BASIX Assessment Tool Opens in a new browser window

Other resources

 Resources
Comply BASIX Help Notes Opens in a new browser window

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
BASIX Sustainability Unit

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
BASIX Sustainability Unit


Operating address:
23-33 Bridge Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 39
Sydney, New South Wales 2001

Phone:

1300 650 908

Fax:

02 9228 6544
basix@planning.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

Disclaimer

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