Book building inspections online

Lake Macquarie City Council is offering builders access to a new online service for booking building inspections.

Council’s Manager Development Assessment and Compliance, Steve Brown, said before the new online service was introduced, builders only had the option of telephoning Council to book inspections.

“Council initiated the online inspection booking service so builders working in the Lake Macquarie area have the convenience of booking their building inspections after normal business hours,” Mr Brown said.

“We know a lot of builders and building companies are using smart phones and tablet technologies in the course of their business, so it made sense for us to add an online option.

“We have received some great feedback, and we will continue to talk to builders in the area to ensure this service meets their needs and expectations.”
The simple system works by allowing builders to book a preferred day and time. A council officer then contacts the builder by telephone if the preferred day and time is unavailable.

Inspections are required at various stages throughout the development process to ensure compliance with development consent conditions.