New fee regulations now apply

The Governor in Council made new planning and subdivision fee regulations on 27 September 2016. The new fees apply from 13 October 2016.

Councils and referral authorities provide services under the Subdivision Act 1988 which attract a fee in accordance with the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016.

These services include:

  • processing an application for certification of a plan of subdivision
  • preparing an engineering plan
  • supervising works
  • checking engineering plans.

Questions and answers on the new fees

To assist with the interpretation and implementation of the new fees, please view questions and answers containing guidance on the operation of the fees. Note the questions and answers may be updated from time to time.

Summary of new fees

The Regulations set fees in fee units.  The fee units have been converted to a dollar value on the basis of the value of a fee unit as it is set for the 2017-18 financial year.  A fee unit value is adjusted each year by the Treasurer's amount and is published in the Government Gazette.

In accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004, the current value of a fee unit for the 2017-18 financial year is $14.22.

RegulationPurposeFee
6 For certification of a plan of subdivision $167.80
(11.8 fee units)
7 Alteration of plan under section 10(2) of the Act $106.70
(7.5 fee units)
8 Amendment of certified plan under section 11(1) of the Act $135.10
(9.5 fee units)
9 Checking of engineering plans 0.75% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)
10  Engineering plan prepared by council 3.5% of the cost of works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)
11 Supervision of works 2.5% of the estimated cost of construction of the works (maximum fee)

The relevant Regulations are the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016 and apply to council and referral authority services.

Other fees are charged under the Subdivision (Registrar's Fees) Regulations 2016 for fees payable to the Registrar of Titles under the Subdivision Act.

More information about the Subdivision Act 1988