Design / Documentation & Approval Process
If you are planning the major renovation, new build or sometimes just a small alteration - the cost of approval is very similar. Architectural design & drawings are just the beginning. There is lots more paperwork required than most people realise. I always advise - be prepared to spend between $20k-$35k on the reports and government fees and charges before you even start the renovation.
Below is a breakdown of fees and charges for the DA + Construction Certificate approval for the average alteration & addition in Northern Beaches Council.
Please note - if your property is located in the hazard zone - you will require the reports prepared and signed off by others. Also note, that some fees and charges are percentage of the building work.
The Cost of Building
I recommend to read the blog already prepared and posted by Custom Construction - high end Northern Beaches builder. It will give you a good idea on how to budget for the renovation ....CLICK HERE