Guide to Estimating Cost of Works

All development applications and the majority of post consent certificates must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal. Find out more on our Lodging an Application information page.

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021 specifies that application fees for Development Applications are to be calculated on the 'estimated cost' of works for a development and other characteristics of the development. CN also bases its fees for Construction Certificates and Complying Development Certificates on the cost of works for a development.

This guide applies to estimating cost of works for the following applications:

  • Development Applications (DA's)
  • Construction Certificates (CC's)
  • Complying Development Certificates (CDC's)

Note: This guide is not relevant to subdivision works