Council Cost Reports

November 22, 2023

When initiating a construction project, obtaining a council cost report, often known as a section 94 report, is typically necessary. Luckily, our estimators hold extensive expertise in handling these reports, ensuring the precision and comprehensiveness of your documentation.

The presentation of a council cost report accompanies a development application or construction certificate submitted to your local council. If the estimated project cost exceeds $500,000, this report assists the council in computing your Section 94 contributions and applicable fees. There are two distinct council cost report forms: one for projects estimated below $500,000 and another for those estimated to surpass $500,000.

DA (DEVELOPMENTAL APPROVAL) COST REPORTS

Council cost reports hold significance in contributing to Developmental Approval (DA) Cost Reports. These reports mark a crucial initial step in securing council approval for your construction application. They essentially compile various essential reports and documents. When costs exceed a specified threshold, a more detailed report by a registered quantity surveyor becomes necessary. This report assists the council in determining mandatory fees that developers must pay.

WHAT CONSTITUTES A SECTION 94 CONTRIBUTION IN COUNCIL COST REPORTS?

If your construction project’s valuation reaches or exceeds $500,000, a mandatory section 94 contribution, also termed a levy, becomes payable to your regional council. This levy aims to enhance local infrastructure and community amenities, supporting improvements to roads, schools, and other communal facilities.

TRAINED, EXPERIENCED AND TRUSTWORTHY

Cost Logic excels in arranging and accurately finalizing council cost reports. Our expertise becomes crucial if your project estimation hits or exceeds the $500,000 mark. Yet, even if your estimation falls below this threshold, involving a skilled estimator remains beneficial for ensuring optimal efficiency and precision.

Our process guarantees a swift and hassle-free experience, usually lasting three to five days, depending on your project’s scale. Our experienced team conducts thorough research, covering all project aspects, resulting in a candid and reliable estimation suitable for submission to your regional council.

Cost Logic aims to simplify the Section 94 report process for our clients. Reach out today to explore how our estimating solutions can benefit your projects.