Fee estimate

Council is able to provide you with a fee estimate for your Development Application, Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate.

If you require a fee estimation relating to modifications, designated development, review of determination or State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP 65), please contact our Customer Service Centre on  02 4921 0333.


If this fee estimation relates to an existing application, please have your application number handy as you will need to submit this as part of your request.

Important information to know

Before you request a fee estimation you need to understand the following terminology:

  •  What is estimate cost of works

Council calculates fees based on the cost of works for the estimated total cost of construction of your completed project, based on the current market value. This may not necessarily reflect the actual cost of the development as some materials may be free or second hand, and some people may use their own labour as owner-builder. If Council determines the estimated cost of your proposal is greater than your stated figure by more than 10%, the figure will be adjusted and this may affect the application fee.

  • Long Service Levy

New South Wales Parliament place a levy on building and construction work costing $250,000 and above (inclusive of GST) in New South Wales. This levy is paid into a fund administered by the Long Service Corporation, where Corporation makes long service payments to building and construction workers.

Payment of this levy is required prior to the issue of the Construction Certificate approval, and allows building work to proceed. 

The current levy rate is 0.5% of the value of the building and construction works costing $250,000 or more (inclusive of GST).

You are able to include this payment within your fee estimation or pay directly to the Long Service Levy Board.

Certain development applications require approvals from a NSW Government agency, before a determination can be made by the Council. This is called integrated development.

If your application requires referral to another agency, you can refer the application directly to the agency on the NSW Planning Portal when you lodge your application.  Alternatively, if Council assess your development application and determine integrated referrals are required, we will contact you and let you know.

The current fee for integrated development is $320.