In a typical scenario, your major costs to build on a block of land are the cost of purchase plus the cost of construction. No one would typically expect major costs for the construction of a residential dwelling to be beyond this simple formula.
And then comes unexpected!
In order to review your development application, the Council will require you to pay:
|Council application fee||$4,200.00|
|Bushfire Assessment Report||$6,817.69|
|Flora and Fauna Assesment Report||$5,280.00|
|Land Contamination Phase 1 Report||$2,640.00|
|Land Contamination Phase 2 Report||$6,490.00|
|Vegetation Management Plan||$5,280.00|
|Koala Plan of Management||$5,610.00|
|Wastewater Management Report||$1,320.00|
|All up||a whopping $58,616.03|
So, make sure you add a mere $60,000 bump to your construction budget!