Notice of Public Exhibition – “Deferral of Water Headworks Payments and Sewer Headworks Payments” Policy

Notice is hereby given that Council at its Ordinary Meeting held Tuesday, 1 December 2020 has endorsed its draft “Deferral of Water Headworks Payments and Sewer Headworks Payments” Policy.

The draft Policy is being exhibited from 9.00am on Monday, 11 January 2021 until 4.00pm on 8 February 2021 and can be viewed by clicking here (PDF 91.8KB). Alternatively, a hard copy of the Policy can be viewed at the Development Hub, Ground Floor, Ray Walsh House, 437 Peel Street, Tamworth.

It should be noted that the processes associated with facilitating deferral of Headworks payments places extra burden on Council resources, and triggers statutory third-party fees.  Recovery of these costs shall be facilitated via a per lot fee calculated as follows:

Headworks Deferral Administration Fee1:           $250.00 per lot

All other associated costs will be borne by the developer, including the registration fees to be levied based on actual NSW Land Registry Services fees associated with lodgment and removal of the caveats, as applicable at the time of lodgement and removal. 


1. The Headworks Deferral Administration Fee will appear in the Tamworth Regional Council Fees and Charges schedule, and will be reviewed annually. This fee will cover Council’s administrative processes such as creation of the deed, lodgement of the initial Caveat and administration associated with the removal of the caveat. It will also cover recovery management of any unpaid amounts at the expiry of the two year deferral.

Written submissions/comments on the draft Policy can be made to Council up to 4:00pm on Monday, 8 February 2021 by either email to or by way of formal letter to:

The General Manager
Tamworth Regional Council
PO Box 555
Tamworth   NSW   2340