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Step 12 - Bond release and long service levy

Long Service Levy Fee

This is not a Council fee. A Long Service Levy applies to building and construction projects costing $25,000 and above (inclusive of GST). The levy is paid directly to the Long Service Levy Corporation. You must pay this before the release of the construction certificate.

Bonds and Damage Security Deposits

A development consent may require a refundable bond to be paid to council.  We use it to recover any costs incurred to rectify damage to council assets and/or the environment as a result of implementation of development work.  The bond applies to:

  • Minor building work to the value of $25,000.
  • Demolition.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Dual occupancy and domestic building Work – value between $25,000 and $2,000,000.
  • Major developments – Building work greater than $2,000,000 in value.
  • Any works carried out adjacent to a public road.

Bond Release

Bonds will be released where the following is met.

  • The development is complete.
  • Damage has not been caused to council assets during the works.
  • Conditions of development consent have been met.

Bonds will be released to the person who paid the bond to Council (that is, the name that appears on the original receipt).

Once your request has been lodged, a Council Officer will process your request.

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