Contact the Building Certification team

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Building Certification Enquiry

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Phone us on 02 9392 5000  Monday to Friday 9.00am -4.30pm and ask to be transferred to the Building Certification Team 

For a face to face chat with a member of our team, please request a meeting at Leichhardt Service Centre at 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt.

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Meet the Team


Kerry Hunt – Manager Building Certification

Kerry has over 40 year experience in Building Surveying in local government both here and in the UK. Known as a straightforward, practical professional, Kerry has worked across a wide array of building jobs. From complex multi residential, industrial commercial jobs and fire upgrades, to all varieties of residential jobs, Kerry can always be relied on to offer practical and pragmatic advice and to value add to your projects. She has acted on many technical advisory committees during legislative changes and is able to provide background and big picture advice to ensure the best outcomes for applicants and the community.

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Tom Williams – Senior Building Surveyor 

Tom has been with Council since 2012. A country boy at heart, Tom’s easy going manner and approach to solving issues and problems holds him in good stead with builders, applicants and neighbours alike. He possesses a highly technical ability in understanding the National Construction Code (BCA) and planning legislation. His practical and logical approach allows him to relate well and provide good technical advice on all classes of buildings and undertake the Principal Certifier role on all classes of buildings.

Tom Williams

Mirjana Kovacevic - Building Surveyor

Mira has extensive experience in the construction industry and a practical approach and can do attitude to ensuring timely and professional assessment of all applications. Having worked in the Ashfield area for many years her local knowledge and keen attitude make her a valuable team member. Working towards her A3 accreditation Mira aims to ensure a timely assessment of all Part 4A applications, provides great advice and is our one stop shop for all inclusive quotes.



Sam Kassir - Building Surveyor

Terry Oh - Building Surveyor

Fiona Stapleton - Building Certification Assessment/Support Officer 

Fiona has over 20 years experience in Customer Service across various industries both in the private and public sector. She has been with Inner West Council since 2017 and joined the Building Certification Team in 2022. Fiona is The Building Certification Team’s Administration support. She is your go to person for help with application lodgement, quotes, invoicing and is a friendly voice on the phone for general enquires. She has broad knowledge of Council services and has a passion for helping people.

Our team defines your experience. We are all dedicated to ensuring that the experience of certifying your project is seamless and as stress free as possible. From the early interactions for lodgement of applications and providing advice and assessment, to the final delivery of your project - we will apply ourselves to ensure exemplary, pleasant and helpful customer service and solid, practical technical advice in our role as Certifying Authority and Principal Certifier.

We aim to “value add” to the realisation of your home or commercial project, in a timely and professional manner.

Negotiating the myriad of legislative requirements, DA conditions and interpretations of the BCA can cause undue stress and anxious sleepless nights- talk to us early to ensure that we can give you clear unequivocal solutions to your building issues.

We see ourselves as the alternative to private certification in the Inner West – we are the certifiers of choice for the Inner West.

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Page last updated: 14 Mar 2024