If you’re a developer about to embark on a development project with an estimated cost of $500,000, you may be required by local council to provide section 94 contributions. This payment will allow council to provide new services and public amenities to meet the needs of the local community as a result of the new development works.

What is a
Section 94 / DA report?

A section 94 report (also known as a cost summary report) helps to ensure the council levy for development projects is delivered correctly, as per section 94 of the environmental planning and assessment act 1979. S94 reports collate and detail all construction project costs for development project with an estimated cost of $500,000 or more.

Working with our quantity surveyors is the most risk-free way to ensure your section 94 report is completed as accurately (and as promptly) as possible. As neutral, independent parties, our quantity surveyors will be able to ensure your reports adhere to the standards outlined by your council. Without a quantity surveyor, you run the risk of undervaluing costs payable to the council. worse still, you may even overpay your levy.

Our quantity surveyors take the risk out of the reports. we deliver accurate, timely solutions for all section 94 reports.

Why us?
Fast and accurate reports

We make the process quick, easy and hassle-free so that you can get on with your development as soon as possible. Our team of fully qualified quantity surveyors will carry out a thorough investigation of your project to uncover a realistic construction project cost which you can submit to council alongside your development application.

Our turnaround time is just 3-5 days depending on the size of your proposed development. We have assisted countless clients including architects, owners, builders, corporations, government organisations and property investors with cost reports, and we have a clear understanding of the requirements for local councils in NSW, VIC and Australia wide.

Experience and Knowledge
Don't blow the budget on s94 contribution fees

With over a decade of experience, we carry out all estimates with care and attention to detail to ensure an accurate estimate that will reduce your development expenses and tax you pay to council.

Not only do we go to great lengths when analysing the details provided, we also crosscheck them against previous benchmarked projects for accuracy. You will only pay what you owe, and not a cent more.

How can we help?

Rest easy with the professionals

At section 94, we understand that you are eager to get started on your development. Whether you are an architect or owner builder we will assist you in achieving this goal.

Fast turnaround of 3-5 days

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Quantity surveyor reports
Comprehensive reports, professional advice

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In general, a detailed cost estimate will be required for most projects with a projected cost in excess of $500,000. Some NSW councils have different rates, and the summary of requirements and contribution rates can be found on your local council’s website.


What is the maximum s94 contributions amount?

Previously the cap was set at $30,000 for greenfield areas and $20,000 for infill areas. However, the 2017 amendment to the environmental planning and assessment (local infrastructure contributions) amendment direction 2017 has increased the cap for some developments. we will advise you of the contribution amounts for your local council area.

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Calculate section 94 levy

Enter development cost to calculate the levy paid to the government for section 94 development contribution.

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At section 94, we understand that you are eager to get started on your development. Whether you are an architect or owner-builder we will assist you in achieving this goal.

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