Construction Permission

Request and obtain planning permission from the NCD Physical Planning Board

Agency: NCD Physical Planning Board

Time and cost: 30 days, PGK 100

Request and obtain certificate of ownership and site map

Agency: National Department of Land

Time and cost: 30 days, PGK 100

Request and obtain permission from the Fire Authority

Agency: PNG Fire Services

Time and cost: 30 days, no charge

Request and obtain project clearance from the Health Department

Agency: Health Department

Time and cost: 29 days, no charge

Request and obtain project clearance from the Water and Sewage Authority

Agency: Water and Sewage Authority (Eda Ranu)

Time and cost: 27 days, no charge

Request and obtain building permit from the National Capital District Commission (NCDC)

Agency: National Capital District Commission (NCDC)

The building permit is issued after all clearances have been obtained.

Time and cost: 90 days, PGK 2,516

Request and receive foundations work inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

In some cases, a telephone call is enough to schedule the inspection. However, in other cases, BuildCo might have to provide transportation to the inspector. Inspections must be requested by BuildCo at each phase of the construction work.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and receive concrete work inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and receive steel work for slabs inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and receive frame inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and receive damp-proof course inspection from the Municipality

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request water and sewage connection

Agency: Water and Sewage Authority (Eda Ranu)

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive plumbing inspection

Agency: Water and Sewage Authority (Eda Ranu)

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Connect to water and sewage services

Agency: Water and Sewage Authority (Eda Ranu)

Time and cost: 29 days, PGK 2,000

Request occupancy permit

Agency: NCDC

In the case of a small project, the Municipal Building Board is not required to issue an approval and the occupancy permit can be granted in a day. However, if the building requires an approval by the Building Board (as is the case with the Doing Business case study), the issuance of the permit will take a month since the board meets once a month. The Chief Building Inspector proposes the project to the Building Board, which then grants the final decision. The occupancy permit may also be issued upon completion of certain phases of the project.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive inspection

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain occupancy permit

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 29 days, no charge