Planning fees

Click on the below titles to find out the relevant planning application fees.

The below fees are in accordance with Council's adopted Fees & Charges for the 2019/20 financial year.

When your application has been accepted, we will send you an email with a payment invoice for the relevant fees which is payable immediately. Planning fees can paid online, in person or by telephone. Further information is available at our online payments page

It is noted for applications for development approval (DA), where the development has commenced or been carried out and an application is lodged retrospectively, the total fee payable is x3 the prescribed fee, by way of penalty.

Applications for Development Approval (DA)

Estimated development cost (excl. GST) or development type Planning fee
No  more than $50,000  $147
More than $50,000 - $500,000  0.32% of the estimated cost of development
More than $500,000 - $2.5 million $1,700 0.257% for every $1 over $500,000
More than $2.5 million  - $5 million $7,161 0.206% for every $1 over $2.5 million 
More than $5 million - $21.5 million $12,633 0.123% for every $1 over $5 million
More than $21.5 million $34,196
Change of use (of existing building) $295, or $795 where commenced
Signage $147
Home Occupation or Business $222, or $622 where commenced
Demolition $147

Amended applications for development approval

Estimated development cost (excl. GST) or development type Planning fee
No  more than $1 million $147
More than $1 million $295
Time extension $147

Subdivision clearance

Number of lots Planning fee
No  more than 5 lots $73 per lot
More than 5 lots - 195 lots $73 (for first 5 lots), then $35 per lot
More than 195 lots $7,393

Built strata

Number of lots Planning fee
No more than 5 lots $656 (for first 5 lots), then $65 per lot
More than 5 lots to 100 lots $981 (for first 5 lots), then $43.50 per lot
More than 100 lots $5,113.50

Miscellanous planning services

Written planning advice $73
Approval exemption verification $73
Liquor license - section 40 certificate $73
Development approval condition clearance letter $100 
Hard copy Scheme (TPS1) text $25 
Hard copy Scheme (TPS1) precinct plan $10 per precinct plan

Development Assessment Panel (DAP) applications

Estimated development cost (excl. GST) DAP fee *additional to DA fee
$2 million - $7 million $5.603
More than $7 million - $10 million $8,650
More than $10 million - $12.5 million $9,411
More than $12.5 million  - $15 million $9,680 
More than $15 million - $17.5 million $9,948
More than $17.5 million - $20 million $10,218
More than $20 million $10,486
Application under Reg. 17 $241

Scheme Amendments, Structure Plans and Local Development Plans

Estimated cost provided on application Charged per hour, as per Administration fees