Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
Building & Development Fees
Upon submitting a development application to Council, payment of fees will apply.
The cost of fees is determined by a number of variables, including the estimated cost of development, and the type of development (construction, subdivision etc.).
Fees can be paid either at the Council Office during business hours, or by direct deposit (please contact Council for banking details).
Long Service Levy
The New South Wales Parliament applies a levy on building and construction work costing $25,000 and above (inclusive of GST) in New South Wales. The levy is paid into a fund administered by the Long Service Corporation, and from this fund, the Corporation makes long service payments to building and construction workers.
The current levy rate is 0.35 % of the value of building and construction works costing $25,000 or more (inclusive of GST), and can be paid along with your development application fees at the time of submission.
Development Contributions Plan
In July 2015, Council adopted a new Development Contributions Plan in accordance with Section 94(a) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979.
Depending on the type and value of your development, contributions may have to be paid by a Developer to the Council, to assist in providing, maintaining and enhancing the provision and service of facilities in the Shire.
Follow this link to view the Lockhart Shire Council s94A Development Contributions Plan.