Developments over $750,000

All development applications, where the cost of carrying out development is $750,000 or more, must be accompanied by a quantity surveyor's report attesting to the accuracy of the estimated cost of carrying out development.

Who must produce the Quantity Surveyor's report and what must it detail?

This requirement is imposed under clause 2.8 of Woollahra Section 7.12 Development Contributions Plan 20(PDF, 2MB)22. The quantity surveyor's report must be carried out by a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors engaged by or on behalf of the applicant, at the applicant's cost, where the estimated cost is $750,000 and above.

Can Council determine the estimate costs of development?

Yes, Council will use the report of the registered quantity surveyor to make its determination of the estimate cost of development but the determination is made by Council. Council is not bound by the estimate provided.

Can I appeal against the determined cost of development?

No, there is no right of appeal. Council's determination is final.