Building & Development
Land & Property Development

Land & Property Development

First time property developers often find themselves faced with policies, processes and conditions imposed by Council as a result of their development. 

housing development Developers often face unexpected charges.

Information for Developers

In most cases, the first time developer faces the prospect of having to pay Council fees and charges which they haven't even heard of let alone budgeted for. Some of the fees and charges include:

Developer Contributions (also known as Section 64 Contributions) are upfront payments levied by Shoalhaven Water to recover part of the infrastructure costs incurred in servicing new developments or additions/changes to existing developments which impose a loading on Council’s water supply and/or sewerage infrastructure.

Water and Sewer Inspections undertaken before, during and after connection.

Building over or Near Council Sewer infrastructure or assets requires compliance with Council's Building over Sewers Policy.

Demolition Information  must be considered prior to demolition to ensure water and sewer lines are disconnected prior to any work being done to avoid contamination.

Backflow Prevention devices may need to be installed if your business is determined to be a potential hazard to Shoalhaven City’s water supply.

Liquid Trade Waste pre-treatment equipment may be a requirement if your business is deemed to put a strain on the processing of sewage.

Ongoing Water & Sewer Charges will be levied on a quarterly basis once water and/or sewer is connected to your property and the amount payable will be determined by the number and size of the meters connected. Water usage charges will also be levied to your account if water is being used on the property. 

How do I find out more information?

More information to consider when developing land in the Shoalhaven can be accessed via Council's website, by visiting on of Council's Offices, or by contacting Shoalhaven City Council directly on 02 4429 3111.