Blayney Shire Council



A BASIX Certificate is required for all new dwellings, dual occupancies, multi-unit dwellings, alterations and additions over $50,000 or swimming pools (pool and spa) with a capacity greater than 40,000 litres.

The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) is a web-based planning tool designed to assess the potential performance of residential buildings against a range of sustainability indices. A BASIX Certificate identifies the sustainability features required to be incorporated in the building design. These features may include sustainable design elements such as recycled water, rainwater tanks, AAA rated showerheads and taps, native landscaping, heat pump or solar water heaters, gas space heaters, roof eaves/awnings and wall/ceiling insulation. You need a BASIX Certificate when BASIX applies to the type of development for which you require approval. Commencement dates and details of types of development can be viewed at

The BASIX Certificate must be submitted with the Development Application or Complying Development Certificate application. The plans and specifications must also identify the BASIX commitments which will be checked by a professional building certifier during construction. Where submitted plans or specifications are inconsistent with the relevant BASIX Certificate, Council will require applicants to submit consistent applications before progressing the assessment process - either by amending plans/specifications or by submitting a new BASIX Certificate with commitments that match the rest of the application.

Applicants can generate the BASIX Certificate only on the NSW Department of Planning's BASIX website

For more information please phone the BASIX Helpline on 1300 650 908.

Last modified: 31 Aug 2013

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799, Australia
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799, Australia
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104

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