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Critical to every project’s success

Cost planning is used to monitor and control the estimated construction costs of a project to ensure you get accurate information on expenditure and progress at every stage.

Washington Brown’s cost planning service covers everything from early forecasts to pre-construction reporting and analysis on cash flow, budgets and timelines.

Our proactive approach sets us apart. Our experienced quantity surveyors are actively engaged on an ongoing basis, quickly detecting any issues so that they can be addressed in the most cost effective way.

Through a continued development of our knowledge, systems and cost database we offer precise and efficient cost planning services based on up-to-date data and current industry practice.


Our integrated consultancy service

Washington Brown offers an integrated consultancy service that is unique in the property development industry. Our full cost management extends throughout the project’s planning, development, construction and marketing, and augmented with expert property tax depreciation advice. Our service includes:

  • procurement
  • building construction costs
  • feasibility studies
  • construction contract review and assessment
  • benchmarking
  • project and financial auditing
  • risk identification and management
  • value engineering
  • tender review and selection
  • sustainability advice
Contacting local councils for building approvals


We are also specialists in providing accurate and up-to-date building cost estimates (Section 94) for Council Development Applications – completed within 48 hours and signed off by a registered Quantity Surveyor. These estimates are frequently required by local government councils in NSW as part of the development application for new construction.

We work in close conjunction with architects, property developers, designers and property developers to ensure the construction and developments cost are accurate and in accordance with the individual council guide lines.


Washington Brown is involved in more than 150 new construction projects each year ranging from $1,000,000 to $150,000,000 located across Australia.

We are on the panels of many of Australia’s leading financial institutions and our strong client base includes:

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The above indicative building cost estimate excludes the following costs that may be associated with your particular proposed site. Escalation in costs and union enterprise bargaining costs; any cost increases associated with the 10% GST; council contributions, design fees, authority fees, bank fees and charges, marketing, leasing and selling costs. We recommend that appropriate allowances be made for the following in order to provide a comprehensive feasibility figure.

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