NSW Council Lost Construction Certificate - What Happens Now?

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23 August 2017
I have a question about construction certificates.

I bought a restaurant recently. When I applied for a liquor licence, the council discovered the last restaurant owner has a DA approved for construction of a disabled toilet and turning the storage area to allow construction of a roof and 22 seating. The DA approved date was on 2006 but the council is unable to find in their system the construction certificate.

They have sent me a letter, they are going to inspect the toilet and the new area of the restaurant.

I am just wondering, if I failed the inspection, and cannot afford the fix the changes, what is going to happen?

Also, does council have the habit of loosing the paperwork?