The Building Work Levy (BWL) is only applicable to non-exempt Class 2 developments as required under the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020.
The BWL is automatically calculated when a developer completes an Intention to Seek Occupation Certificate (ITSOC) on the NSW Planning Portal.
The BWL is applicable to all new and existing cases where an Expected Completion Notice (ECN) has not been submitted prior to 4 July 2022, and to existing cases where an amendment to the ECN was completed on or after 4 July 2022. The BWL is not applicable to cases which are exempt from the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020.
This guide will display the steps required to calculate the BWL when initiating an Intent to Seek OC on the NSW Planning Portal.
Important: The Intention to Seek OC case must be initiated from an existing Building Works Commencement Date Capture and ITSOC (BWCD) application. For instructions on how to initiate the Building Works Commencement Date Capture and ITSOC (BWCD) application, please refer to our quick reference guide on the NSW Planning Portal.
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