Civil works bonds

Bonds

A development bond is a payment made by a developer to Council as a financial security to cover unfinished development of constructions works. This can allow for the early release of a survey plan.

A development bond does not include infrastructure charges security bonds. For more information please go to our Infrastructure charges page.

Reducing, releasing development bonds

Applicants can request the reduction or return of bonds by submitting a written request or email, outlining the reasons and providing full development details including:

  • Council's Operational Works (OPW) Number
  • real property description of development
  • Council's bond reference number and bond amount; e.g. PERFOM/---, MTCSUB/---, UNCWKS/---
  • guarantee details (if required)
  • proof of payment (if required).

How to apply – bond assessment

The application process has 2 parts: bond assessment and bond lodgement.

Use this form to apply for the following bond types:

  • performance
  • uncompleted works
  • maintenance.

Fees may apply. If an application fee is required, you will be emailed a notice to pay. Application timeframes start on receipt of all correct documentation and payment. Refer to our Register of fees & charges for details.

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following supporting documentation for the following bond types:

  • Performance bond: approved OPW decision notice
  • Uncompleted works bond: Bill of Quantities (BOQ), fee payment, statement of timing indicating site progress when the works will be completed in 90 days.
  • Maintenance bond: Bill of Quantities (BOQ)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete Bond assessment(PDF, 439KB) and if applicable Uncompleted conditions bond schedule one civil and landscape works(PDF, 858KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Email to: petcas@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

In person

Apply in person for all bond types.

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following supporting documentation for the following bond types:

  • Performance bond: approved OPW decision notice
  • Uncompleted works bond: Bill of Quantities (BOQ), fee payment, statement of timing indicating site progress when the works will be completed in 90 days.
  • Maintenance bond: Bill of Quantities (BOQ)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete Bond assessment(PDF, 439KB) and if applicable Uncompleted conditions bond schedule one civil and landscape works(PDF, 858KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

Next steps – bond lodgement

Your application will be assessed within 10 business days of lodgement.

A letter of approval and a deed of agreement will be emailed to the applicant with instructions for completion, return of the agreements and how to make the bond payment. All correspondence will be addressed to the consulting engineer stated on the Bond Assessment application form.

Once the signed agreement has been returned to the City please allow up to 5 business days for processing of correctly lodged agreements and bond payment.