Draft 2019/20 Fees and Charges Schedule

Consultation has concluded

Feedback closed 5pm, 17 June 2019. All submissions received by the deadline have been collated, analysed and reported to Council - refer to report CoS02, 24 June 2019.

Feedback is sought on proposed Fees and Charges Schedule, applicable in the 2019/20 financial year, inclusive of proposed increases in existing fees as well as proposed new fees. All existing and proposed fees and charges have been assessed according to the nature of the services being provided.

The Draft 2019/20 Fees and Charges Schedule was formulated with respect to a general increase of 2.5% over the previous year’s adopted schedule, and comparable market rates.

Public notice for at least 28 days, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, is given of the changed and/or new fees and charges proposed. The draft Fees and Charges Schedule can be found in the document library.

The following table summarises the key increases to existing fees (changed fees):

Fee Name
Comments/Fee Area
2018/19 Fee
(incl. GST)
2019/20 Fee
(incl. GST)
Fee Type
Current DCP Instrument
Planning Instruments, documents, maps and reports
$129
$140User Fee
Current LEP Instrument
Planning Instruments, documents, maps and reports
$85
$90
User Fee
Single Domestic Vehicle Crossing - fee per additional dwelling served
Vehicle Crossings$155
$160
User Fee
Commercial/Industrial/Retail Vehicle Crossing - per car on site
Vehicle Crossings
$90
$95
User Fee
Application Fee - Double Domestic Vehicle Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
$680
$700User Fee
Double Domestic Vehicle Crossing - per car on site
Vehicle Crossings
$90$95User Fee
Hoarding Weekly Rental - per m² per week
Hoarding Permit$18$19User Fee
DA Advertising - up to $5,000
Advertising Fees$230
$250
Statutory
DA Advertising - over $100,000
Advertising Fees
$550$580Statutory
DA Advertising - Integrated Development
Advertising Fees
$500$550Statutory
Strata Subdivision - for each additional lot created
Review of Modification Determination (Section8.9)
Land and Stratum Subdivisions
$53$65Statutory
Outstanding Notice & Orders Certificate
Section 735A & 121ZP Certificate Fee
$115$120User Fee
Swimming Pool - Application for exemption
Swimming Pools$70$250Statutory
Food Shop Inspection - Category 2
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$470
$485
User Fee
Food Shop Inspection - Category 4
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$290$300User Fee


The following table summarises new fees proposed:

Fee NameComment, Relevant Act or Fee AreaFee AmountFee Type
Planning Proposal - Complex
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Comprises a new category of planning proposal. Introduced to better align with the costs associated with assessing complex planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of Local Planning Panel processes).
$100,000
User Fee
Planning Proposal - Major
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Combining the two former “Major” categories. Fee increased to better align with the costs associated with assessing major planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of LocalPlanning Panel processes).
$65,000
User Fee
Planning Proposal - Minor
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Fee of former category increased to better align with the costs associated with assessing minor planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of Local Planning Panel processes).
$30,000
User Fee
Cooling Towers - Administration fee charged annual
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$120
Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection Fee - (Less than 10 mins + compliant)
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$80
Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection fee (greater than 10 mins - 1st Tower)Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)$150Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection Fee (greater than 10 mins - additional towers)
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$50 per towerRegulatory
Food shop Re-Inspection (less than 10 minutes, compliant inspection)
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$80User Fee
DA Advertising Fee - Value of works over $3,000,000
Advertising Fees, new tier$1105Statutory
Application Fee - Temporary Single Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
Formalising existing fee
$370
User Fee
Application Fee - Temporary Double Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
Formalising existing fee
$700User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 12 Months
Resident Parking$45User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 9 Months
Resident Parking
$35User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 6 Months
Resident Parking
$25User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 3 Months
Resident Parking
$10User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter- 12 Months
Resident Parking
$100User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 9 Months
Resident Parking
$80User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 6 Months
Resident Parking
$50User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 3 Months
Resident Parking
$25User Fee
Parking Sensor Removal, Storage & Reinstallation - Urgency Fee
Parking Meter & Sensor Adjustments$550User Fee
Parking Sensor Removal, Storage & Reinstallation (7 business days notice or greater
Parking Meter & Sensor Adjustments
$350User Fee
Carnival Hire - Student admission fee
Pool Hire$2.20User Fee


The following table summarises changes to Section 8.2 statutory fees:

Fee NameComment, Relevant Act or Fee Area
Base feeAdditional feeFee Type
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (erection of a dwelling-house with an estimated construction cost of $100,000.00 or less)
Review of Determination
$190
$0.00
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development application) Estimated Cost - Up to $5,000.00
Review of Determination
$55
$0.00
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $5,001 - $250,000
Review of Determination
$85
Plus an additional $1.50 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) of estimated
cost
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $250,001 - $500,000
Review of Determination
$500
Plus an additional $0.85 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $250,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $500,001 - $1,000,000
Review of Determination
$712
Plus an additional $0.50 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $500,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $1,000,001 - $10,000,000
Review of Determination
$987
Plus an additional $0.40 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $1,000,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost- greater than $10,000,000
Review of Determination
$4,737
Plus an additional $0.27 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $10,000,000
Statutory


The following table summarises discontinued fees:

Fee NameReason
Trade Waste Commercial Pickup Collections
Due to increases in contractor and disposal expenses the service is uneconomical to continue
without significantly increasing the current fee, which would potentially result in customers
cancelling the service.
Ridge Street Carpark - Tennis Centre Discounts
The introduction of the new parking software has resulted in the cancellation of this fee.
Referral to North Sydney Local Planning Panel for Planning Proposals
Now incorporated within the fee structure for application
Referral to North Sydney Local Planning Panel Development Applications
Direction received that Council cannot charge applicants for Development Application referrals to the panel
Planning Proposal Major - Consistent with Endorsed Planning Study
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.
Planning Proposal Major - Unsolicited
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.
Planning Proposal Minor - Unsolicited
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.


SUBMISSIONS

Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the draft Fees and Charges Schedule which can be found in the document library.

Feedback closes 17 June 2019

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information contact Council’s Manager Financial Services, Garry Ross on 9936 8100.

The Draft 2019/20 Operational Plan & Budget is concurrently on exhibition. All submissions received will be collated, analysed and reported to the Council meeting scheduled for 24 June 2019.

Feedback closed 5pm, 17 June 2019. All submissions received by the deadline have been collated, analysed and reported to Council - refer to report CoS02, 24 June 2019.

Feedback is sought on proposed Fees and Charges Schedule, applicable in the 2019/20 financial year, inclusive of proposed increases in existing fees as well as proposed new fees. All existing and proposed fees and charges have been assessed according to the nature of the services being provided.

The Draft 2019/20 Fees and Charges Schedule was formulated with respect to a general increase of 2.5% over the previous year’s adopted schedule, and comparable market rates.

Public notice for at least 28 days, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, is given of the changed and/or new fees and charges proposed. The draft Fees and Charges Schedule can be found in the document library.

The following table summarises the key increases to existing fees (changed fees):

Fee Name
Comments/Fee Area
2018/19 Fee
(incl. GST)
2019/20 Fee
(incl. GST)
Fee Type
Current DCP Instrument
Planning Instruments, documents, maps and reports
$129
$140User Fee
Current LEP Instrument
Planning Instruments, documents, maps and reports
$85
$90
User Fee
Single Domestic Vehicle Crossing - fee per additional dwelling served
Vehicle Crossings$155
$160
User Fee
Commercial/Industrial/Retail Vehicle Crossing - per car on site
Vehicle Crossings
$90
$95
User Fee
Application Fee - Double Domestic Vehicle Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
$680
$700User Fee
Double Domestic Vehicle Crossing - per car on site
Vehicle Crossings
$90$95User Fee
Hoarding Weekly Rental - per m² per week
Hoarding Permit$18$19User Fee
DA Advertising - up to $5,000
Advertising Fees$230
$250
Statutory
DA Advertising - over $100,000
Advertising Fees
$550$580Statutory
DA Advertising - Integrated Development
Advertising Fees
$500$550Statutory
Strata Subdivision - for each additional lot created
Review of Modification Determination (Section8.9)
Land and Stratum Subdivisions
$53$65Statutory
Outstanding Notice & Orders Certificate
Section 735A & 121ZP Certificate Fee
$115$120User Fee
Swimming Pool - Application for exemption
Swimming Pools$70$250Statutory
Food Shop Inspection - Category 2
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$470
$485
User Fee
Food Shop Inspection - Category 4
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$290$300User Fee


The following table summarises new fees proposed:

Fee NameComment, Relevant Act or Fee AreaFee AmountFee Type
Planning Proposal - Complex
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Comprises a new category of planning proposal. Introduced to better align with the costs associated with assessing complex planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of Local Planning Panel processes).
$100,000
User Fee
Planning Proposal - Major
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Combining the two former “Major” categories. Fee increased to better align with the costs associated with assessing major planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of LocalPlanning Panel processes).
$65,000
User Fee
Planning Proposal - Minor
Section 3.33(3) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Fee of former category increased to better align with the costs associated with assessing minor planning proposals (e.g. incorporation of Local Planning Panel processes).
$30,000
User Fee
Cooling Towers - Administration fee charged annual
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$120
Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection Fee - (Less than 10 mins + compliant)
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$80
Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection fee (greater than 10 mins - 1st Tower)Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)$150Regulatory
Cooling Tower - Re-inspection Fee (greater than 10 mins - additional towers)
Public Health Act - Regulated Systems (Cooling Towers, Warm Water Systems, etc)
$50 per towerRegulatory
Food shop Re-Inspection (less than 10 minutes, compliant inspection)
Food Act 2003 - Food shops and Food Outlets
$80User Fee
DA Advertising Fee - Value of works over $3,000,000
Advertising Fees, new tier$1105Statutory
Application Fee - Temporary Single Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
Formalising existing fee
$370
User Fee
Application Fee - Temporary Double Crossing
Vehicle Crossings
Formalising existing fee
$700User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 12 Months
Resident Parking$45User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 9 Months
Resident Parking
$35User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 6 Months
Resident Parking
$25User Fee
First Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 3 Months
Resident Parking
$10User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter- 12 Months
Resident Parking
$100User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 9 Months
Resident Parking
$80User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 6 Months
Resident Parking
$50User Fee
Second Permit Motorbike/Scooter - 3 Months
Resident Parking
$25User Fee
Parking Sensor Removal, Storage & Reinstallation - Urgency Fee
Parking Meter & Sensor Adjustments$550User Fee
Parking Sensor Removal, Storage & Reinstallation (7 business days notice or greater
Parking Meter & Sensor Adjustments
$350User Fee
Carnival Hire - Student admission fee
Pool Hire$2.20User Fee


The following table summarises changes to Section 8.2 statutory fees:

Fee NameComment, Relevant Act or Fee Area
Base feeAdditional feeFee Type
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (erection of a dwelling-house with an estimated construction cost of $100,000.00 or less)
Review of Determination
$190
$0.00
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development application) Estimated Cost - Up to $5,000.00
Review of Determination
$55
$0.00
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $5,001 - $250,000
Review of Determination
$85
Plus an additional $1.50 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) of estimated
cost
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $250,001 - $500,000
Review of Determination
$500
Plus an additional $0.85 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $250,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $500,001 - $1,000,000
Review of Determination
$712
Plus an additional $0.50 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $500,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost - $1,000,001 - $10,000,000
Review of Determination
$987
Plus an additional $0.40 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $1,000,000
Statutory
Review of Determination - Section 8.2 (any other development
application) Estimated Cost- greater than $10,000,000
Review of Determination
$4,737
Plus an additional $0.27 for each
$1,000 (or part of $1,000) by which the
estimated cost exceeds $10,000,000
Statutory


The following table summarises discontinued fees:

Fee NameReason
Trade Waste Commercial Pickup Collections
Due to increases in contractor and disposal expenses the service is uneconomical to continue
without significantly increasing the current fee, which would potentially result in customers
cancelling the service.
Ridge Street Carpark - Tennis Centre Discounts
The introduction of the new parking software has resulted in the cancellation of this fee.
Referral to North Sydney Local Planning Panel for Planning Proposals
Now incorporated within the fee structure for application
Referral to North Sydney Local Planning Panel Development Applications
Direction received that Council cannot charge applicants for Development Application referrals to the panel
Planning Proposal Major - Consistent with Endorsed Planning Study
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.
Planning Proposal Major - Unsolicited
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.
Planning Proposal Minor - Unsolicited
To enable a new planning proposal categorisation to be established and to better reflect the costs associated with progressing the planning proposal through the LEP making process.
Includes the removal of a 2 stage fee process and incorporation of separate referral fee to Council’s Local Planning Panel.


SUBMISSIONS

Prior to making a submission please ensure you have reviewed the draft Fees and Charges Schedule which can be found in the document library.

Feedback closes 17 June 2019

Use the online submission form (below) or alternatively, send submissions to:

Email - yoursay@northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Mail - General Manager
North Sydney Council
PO Box 12
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2059

For further information contact Council’s Manager Financial Services, Garry Ross on 9936 8100.

The Draft 2019/20 Operational Plan & Budget is concurrently on exhibition. All submissions received will be collated, analysed and reported to the Council meeting scheduled for 24 June 2019.

Submission Form - Draft 2019/20 Fees and Charges Schedule

Consultation has concluded