Application fees

Application fees cover the administrative costs associated with processing your application.

Building application fees (Statewide) 

  2016–17
Application Fee for Single and Multiple Residential (per House/Unit) $124.37

Single residential application fees

Standard fees for a new single residential building approval are as follows:

  2016–17
Application fee $124.37
Sewer connection fee $ 21.06
Water service activation fee $134.61
Total $280.04

Additions/alterations to single residential

  2016–17
Application fee (sewered and non-sewered areas) $124.37

Minor applications

  2016–17
Application fee (e.g. Pools, sheds) $ 36.31

Construct a new building or alter an existing building

Application fees are calculated based on the estimated construction cost of a building:

Up to $22,500 $ 31
$22,501–$200,000 $106
$200,001–$500,000 $420
$500,001–$1 million $680

Where the construction cost is over $1 million, the application fee is calculated on a sliding scale:

Over $1 million – $10 million = $1.10 per $1,000
Over $10 million = $11,000 + $0.30 per $1,000 for every $1,000 over $10 million

How to calculate this fee

Construction cost = $13 million
$11,000 (first $10 million) + $900 (3 million/1,000 x 0.3 ) = $11,900

Note: In addition to the above, sewer connection fees, water service fees, miscellaneous sewer fees and infrastructure contributions may also apply to your application.

Construct a new building or alter an existing building

Application fees are calculated based on the estimated construction cost of building: 

Up to $22,500 $ 25
$22,501–$200,000 $ 85
$200,001–$500,000 $330
$500,001–$1 million $550

Non-residential application fees reflect the additional costs to building in country areas 

For buildings with a construction cost over $1 million, the application fees are calculated on a sliding scale:

Over $1 million – $10 million = $0.90 per $1,000
Over $10 million = $9,000 + $0.25 for every $1,000 over $10 million

How to calculate this fee

Construction cost = $13 million
$9,000 (first $10 million) + $750 ($3 million/1,000 x 0.25 ) = $9,750.00

Note: In addition to the above, sewer connection fees, water service fees, miscellaneous sewer fees and infrastructure contributions may also apply to your building application.

Sewer connection fee

For new developments or for sewer conversions (i.e. existing buildings converting from septic tanks to a connection to our sewer mains)

2016–17
Sewer connection fee $21.06

Further information 

You can submit a 'Quote Request' for multi-residential, non-residential and mixed-use developments via BuilderNet.

Alternatively, fill in our Building fees estimate request form and forward it to:

Post: Building Services, PO Box 100 Leederville WA 6902 

Email: building.services@watercorporation.com.au