Resource management fees and charges

The fees and charges below apply to resource management.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 1 July 2020. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

The fees and charges structure is designed to enable the recovery of the Council’s actual and reasonable costs of providing the particular service. 

  • Where the costs incurred by the Council are less than the deposit paid then it will provide a refund of the remaining deposit.

  • Where the actual and reasonable costs incurred exceed the deposit paid the Council will require that an additional charge be paid. Council is empowered to impose an additional charge in such circumstances by section 36(3) of the Resource Management Act. In these instances the Council will charge for the actual time and costs involved.

If a fee or charge for a Council service is not specifically listed below the charge or fee will be the total of the actual cost of materials, officer time incurred to provide the service and GST.

Subdivision

Controlled Activity Subdivision (includes six hours processing and half hour administration)  deposit $790.00
All subdivision applications excluding controlled activity subdivisions (includes 10 hours processing and half hour administration) deposit $1,280.00
Additional deposit fee for land use infringements associated with a subdivision application (includes three hours processing time and one hour of consent monitoring)  deposit  $496.00 
Updating existing cross lease flats plans (includes three hours processing time and half hour administration costs) deposit  $418.00 
Subdivision certification fees

Section 223 Certification (includes three hours processing time and half hour administration costs). deposit $418.00
Section 224(c) and/or S224(f) Certification (includes six hours processing time and half hour administration costs). deposit $790.00
Combined s223/224 Certifications where applied for at the same time (includes nine hours processing time and half hour administration costs).  deposit  $1,160.00 
Section 223 and 224(c) and (f) Certification for updates to cross leased flats plan (includes three hours processing time and half hour administration costs.) deposit  $418.00 
Land use consents and other requirements

All land use consent applications excluding tree trimming/removal (includes six hours processing and half hour administration time). A charge for one hour of consent monitoring is also included in the fee. Additional charges will be applicable should additional monitoring be required. deposit $914.00
Tree removal or trimming, including Notable trees (non-notified only). This fee includes two hours processing time and half hour administration costs. Additional charges will be applicable should monitoring in excess of one hour be required. fixed $294.00
Consent monitoring (additional charges)  per hour $124.00 
Application for Resource Consent Exemption for boundary activities (s87BA of the RMA). This fee includes two hours processing time and half hour administration costs fixed  $294.00 
Application for Resource Consent Exemption for marginal or temporary rule breaches (s87BB or the RMA). This fee includes two hours processing time and half hour administration costs. fixed  $294.00 
Notification fees
Limited notification applications (includes 15 hours processing and two hours administration. Additional time will be charged where appropriate). A charge for three hours of consent monitoring is also included in the fee. Additional charges will be applicable should additional monitoring be required.

deposit

$2,400.00

Notified applications (includes 30 hours processing time and two hours administration. Additional time will be charged where appropriate). A charge for three hours of consent monitoring is also included in the fee. Additional charges will be applicable should additional monitoring be required. deposit $4,270.00
Hearings fees    
Per Councillor (prevailing hourly rate as set by the Remuneration Authority) current rate per hour $80.00
Councillor sitting as chairperson (prevailing hourly rate as set by the Remuneration Authority) current rate per hour $100.00 
Per Commissioner 1
 actual cost
Hearings Committee Advisor per hour  $93.00
Note: 1 The actual and reasonable costs of Commissioner(s) time in preparing for and sitting at hearings, and writing up of hearings decisions will be recovered.

Other consent fees
S127 Variation to Consent Condition or s221 Variation to Consent Notice Condition (includes four hours processing and half hour administration) deposit $610.00
Uplifting building line restrictions fixed $260.00
Changes to easements (includes 2.5 hours processing and half hour administration. Additional time will be charged where appropriate) deposit $400.00
Outline Plan of Works (includes six hours processing and half hour administration). A charge for one hour of consent monitoring is also included in the fee. Additional charges will be applicable should additional monitoring be required deposit $914.00
Outline plan waiver. This fee includes two hours processing and half hour administration costs deposit $294.00
Certificate of Compliance or Existing Use Rights Certificate (includes four hours processing and half hour administration) fixed $610.00
All other certification under the Resource Management Act (includes five hours processing and half hour administration) deposit $750.00
Right of way applications (includes three hours processing and half hour administration) deposit $418.00
Preparation and execution of a bond(s) deposit $790.00
Registration of variation of consent notice (includes $176.00 LINZ fee)(includes one hour processing and half hour administration) deposit $346.00
Monitoring charge for permitted forestry activities under the National Environmental Standards (based on two hours officer time) fixed $248.00
District plan
Application for changes or variations to district plan (actual charge is based on time and cost involved) deposit $6,000.00
Designations
Notice of Requirement for new designation or alteration of existing designation (actual charge is based on time and cost involved) deposit $2,330.00
Note:Council will provide an estimate of costs at the time an application is received
Removal of existing designation
$295.00
Cost recovery rates
Internal Technical Officer/Expert (e.g. Planner, Engineer) per hour $124.00
Administration officer per hour $93.00
External expert, including a commissioner
actual cost
Disbursements (e.g. photocopying, postage)
actual cost