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Revenue Raising Councils

September 30, 2019

Members are reporting councils issuing expiation fines of $500 for each offence where builders fail to notify the authority of any mandatory stages of construction listed on the Development Approval, up to 5 years in arrears.

Council Compliance Officers are also policing the installation of “landscaping” shown on the approved documents to be installed, so far backdated 2 years. 

Remember all items detailed on Development Applications must be completed within three years from the date of approval, including landscaping, rainwater tanks, paving etc. 

For further information, please contact your Technical Adviser on 1300 650 620.