Consultants and Approvals

Completing a restaurant design is rarely a one-person effort. As we looked at in the previous ingredient, you will work with a team of experts who will assist you with the different areas and requirements of your build. At this point, let’s discuss the approximate fees for the consultants you’ll most likely be working with. Of course, this will vary for each individual project and between different states, so speaking with an experienced retail designer or shopfitter will add to your accuracy here.

Approvals required for most new restaurants in Queensland

Retail Designer

*Will vary depending on project


Approx Fees

Dependent on scope

Brand or Graphic Designer

*Will vary depending on project


Approx Fees

Dependent on scope

Hydraulic Consultant


Approx Fees

$1000 – $1500

Building Certifier/Building Approvals


Approx Fees

$1000 – $1500

Structural Engineer

*Will vary depending on project


Approx Fees

Dependent on scope

Council Approvals

Food Business Licence


Approx Fees

$1000 – $1500

Plumbing and Drainage


Approx Fees

$800 – $1200

Advertising Signage


Approx Fees

$200 – $500 per sign

Footpath Dining


Approx Fees

$100 – $400 Application Fee + Aprox $100 – $400 Occupancy Fee

Town Planner (Development Application)

*Will vary depending on project


Approx Fees

Dependent on scope

Liquor Licencing


Approx Fees

$850 – $2100