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Policy Review - Discounted Application Fees for "Not for Profit" Charities, Service Clubs, Sporting Clubs and Community Groups

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Charges Applicable to Development/Construction Applications for Council Owned Properties

 

POLICY

 

 

CHARGES APPLICABLE TO DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS

RELATING TO COUNCIL OWNED PROPERTY SF265

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POLICY NO

 

POLICY TITLE CHARGES APPLICABLE TO DEVELOPMENT/CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS FOR COUNCIL OWNED PROPERTIES

 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE ENVIRONMENT & COMMUNITY PLANNING

 

ADOPTED 6 JULY 2006

 

DATE OF LAST REVIEW

 

 

 

POLICY OBJECTIVE:

 

This policy is designed to achieve the following objectives

 

Reduce the financial burden on community groups and management committees who are undertaking development on and improvements to buildings and lands under Councils care control and management.

 

To allow additional financial resources to be directed to projects on the ground.

 

Reduce staff administration time in handling requests for refunds and allowing a more consistent approach to managing applications and applying fee schedule.

 

 

HISTORY:

 

A review of files has revealed that there is a history of inconsistency with the way applications have been dealt with when relating what fees and charges have been applied to applications lodged within Council.

 

The level of assistance provided from within the Department for the preparation of applications and plans has varied depending on the level and skills of individual staff resources.

 

The more complex building projects have meant that applications and plans have had to be prepared by resources outside the Council or other Departments within Council.

 

 

POLICY STATEMENT:

 

Council adopts, as policy, the following Table A for applying fees and charges to development and construction applications applicable to properties under Council care, control and management.


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POLICY

CHARGES APPLICABLE TO DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION APPLICATIONS RELATING TO COUNCIL OWNED PROPERTY

 

 

TABLE A

 

VALUE OF WORKS

DA FEE

CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE FEE

INSPECTION FEES

$20,000 or less

No fee

No fee

Fees as per adopted fees & charges

$20,000 +

$100

$150

Fees as per adopted fees & charges

Sewer/onsite & water connection fees

No charge to apply

Fully funded Grant projects

Normal Fees and charges to be applied to all aspects of the application

 

Any State Government charges and Insurances applicable to any application are to be met by the applicant.

 

Staff resources be made available to assist with applications up to $20,000 in value subject to staff resources being available and having the required skill level. (i.e. computer aid drafting skills).

 

Guidelines for Project Coordinators:-

 

Building projects are generally to be managed through Council's Manager of Health & Building Services.

A project co-ordinator is to be appointed for each project.

Site assessment and OH&S induction is to be arranged with Council's Safety Officer prior to commencement of any site works.

Council's preferred contractors are to be used unless trades persons are working on a voluntary basis. When engaging contractors the following must be provided:-

i) ABN

ii) Proof of current Public Liability Insurances (min $10,000,000 cover).

Contractors and volunteers are responsible for securing all materials and equipment and removing any personal tools from the construction site at the conclusion of each days work.

When purchasing goods, materials or services an Order number is to be obtained from Council's offices or Depot store and all delivery dockets signed and submitted to Councils offices within seven (7) days of ordering. Delivery dockets may not be available when contracting services.

All requirements of OH & S provisions and NSW Workcover Authority are to be adhered to on the construction site for the duration of the project.

 

EXEMPTION:

 

Works and developments exempted under Council's Development Control Plan for Exempt and Complying Developments.

 

 

POLICY REVIEW:

 

This Policy is to be reviewed annually. Council may amend or approve variations to the Policy as required.