We estimate construction costs from inception to completion...and beyond

We Prepare Council Reports for:

Council Cost Summary Reports

 Once a project reaches a certain value (usually $500,000 but some councils have a higher minimum), most NSW councils require a "Registered Quantity Surveyor's Cost Report" be included as part of the Development Application (DA) or Construction Certificate (CC). Councils require this to ascertain the value of the project so the fees and contributions (Section 94A) attributable can be calculated. 

This service includes:-

  • Reviewing the plans which are to be submitted as part of the DA or CC;
  • The preparation of an estimate generally in accordance with the Australian Cost Management Manuals from the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors;
  • Calculating the development costs in accordance with the definition of the Local Council
  • The inclusion of GST in the calculation;
  • Measurement of  Gross Floor Areas in accordance with the Method of Measurement of Building Areas in the AIQS Cost Management Manual Volume 1, Appendix A2.
  • Populating and signing the forms required by Council

As Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) registered and certified Quantity Surveyors, we are able to prepare these reports in accordance with your council's format and requirements.

If you require a quote to prepare Quantity Surveyors Reports, please click on the link below or email us at contact@costplanpros.com

Typically we will require the latest set of DA drawings in electronic form, the name of the Local Council Authority and the value of professional fees for the project. 

We understand that in some cases, a quick response is required. Contact us to see if we can expedite this service.


Albury City Council   

Armidale Regional Council   

Ballina Shire Council   

Balranald Shire Council   

Bathurst Regional Council  

Bayside Council 

Bellingen Shire Council   

Berrigan Shire Council   

Blacktown City Council   

Bland Shire Council   

Blayney Shire Council   

Blue Mountains City Council   

Bogan Shire Council   

Bourke Shire Council   

Brewarrina Shire Council   

Broken Hill City Council   

Burwood Council   

Byron Shire Council   

Cabonne Council   

Camden Council   

We Prepare Council Cost Reports for:


Campbelltown City Council   

City of Canada Bay Council   

Canterbury Bankstown Council    

Carrathool Shire Council   

Central Coast Council   

Central Darling Shire Council   

Cessnock City Council   

Clarence Valley Council   

Cobar Shire Council   

Coffs Harbour City Council   

Coolamon Shire Council   

Coonamble Shire Council   

Cowra Shire Council   

Cumberland Council   

Dubbo Regional Council

Dungog Shire Council   

Edward River Council   

Eurobodalla Shire Council   

Fairfield City Council   

Federation Council t.


Forbes Shire Council   

Georges River Council   

Gilgandra Shire Council   

Glen Innes Severn Council   

Goulburn Mulwaree Council   

Greater Hume Shire Council   

Griffith City Council   

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council   

Gunnedah Shire Council   

Gwydir Shire Council     

Hawkesbury City Council   

Hay Shire Council   Hilltops Council   

The Hills Shire Council 

The Council of the Shire of Hornsby   

The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill   

Inner West Council   

Inverell Shire Council   

Junee Shire Council   

Kempsey Shire Council   

The Council of the Municipality of Kiama


Ku-ring-gai Council   

Kyogle Council   

Lachlan Shire Council   

Lake Macquarie City Council   

Lane Cove Municipal Council   

Leeton Shire Council   

Lismore City Council   

City of Lithgow Council   

Liverpool City Council   

Liverpool Plains Shire Council   

Lockhart Shire Council   

Maitland City Council   

Mid-Coast Council   

Mid-Western Regional Council   

Moree Plains Shire Council   

Mosman Municipal Council   

Murray River Council   

Murrumbidgee Council   

Muswellbrook Shire Council   

Nambucca Shire Council   

Narrabri Shire Council   

Narrandera Shire Council   

Narromine Shire Council   

Newcastle City Council   


North Sydney Council   

Northern Beaches Council   

Oberon Council   

Orange City Council   

Parkes Shire Council   

City of Parramatta Council   

Penrith City Council   

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Port Stephens Council   

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council   

Randwick City Council   

Richmond Valley Council   

Council of the City of Ryde   

Shellharbour City Council   

Shoalhaven City Council   

Singleton Council   

Snowy Monaro Regional Council   

Snowy Valleys Council   

Strathfield Municipal Council   

Sutherland Shire Council    

Council of the City of Sydney   

Tamworth Regional Council   

Temora Shire Council   

Tenterfield Shire Council


Tweed Shire Council   

Upper Hunter Shire Council   

Upper Lachlan Shire Council   

Uralla Shire Council   

Valley Shire Council    

Wagga Wagga City Council   

Walcha Council   

Walgett Shire Council   

Warren Shire Council   

Warrumbungle Shire Council   

Waverley Council   

Weddin Shire Council   

Wentworth Shire Council   

Willoughby City Council   

Wingecarribee Shire Council   

Wollondilly Shire Council   

Wollongong City Council   

Woollahra Municipal Council   

Yass Valley Council

Section 94A Council Cost Report

Registered QS Cost Report