Council Report A Vital Step in Construction Projects

March 4, 2024

When embarking on a new home or development project, one crucial step is submitting an accurate and timely council cost report. Local councils often require this report as part of the development application process. It provides crucial information during the early planning stages to ensure all involved parties, such as architects, contractors, and builders, understand the local council’s unique requirements.

Understanding Section 94 Contributions

A Council Cost Report, verified by a Quantity Surveyor, plays a pivotal role in determining fees charged to developers by the local council. These fees, known as Section 94 contributions, are utilized for local infrastructure and future planning endeavors. They cover various aspects, including road upgrades, public space maintenance, and electrical maintenance, ensuring councils have the necessary funds for community growth.

Crafting Comprehensive Council Report Document Preparation and Key Contents

The preparation of a council cost report, particularly for projects exceeding $500,000, necessitates the expertise of a registered quantity surveyor. This document is then submitted alongside the Development Application. The process involves meticulous examination of development plans, itemizing costs, and calculating accurate measurements. Each aspect of the project, from demolition to construction and fit-out costs, is detailed to ensure precision and avoid discrepancies in council charges.

The Section 94 Process

At Cost Logic, we understand the urgency and importance of seamless development application experiences. Our licensed quantity surveyors guarantee a quick turnaround of 3-5 days, facilitating swift council approval. With our expertise, you can rest assured of realistic construction costs, accurate council reports, and minimized budget surprises

Need Assistance with Your Development Application?

Our team of experienced building quantity surveyors is ready to assist you. With extensive industry knowledge and AIQS certification, we provide quality services tailored to residential and commercial builds. Whether you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, we understand the unique council requirements of each city, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.

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