Resource management fees & charges

Fees 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

   Fee
Any non-notified land use consent application relating to bulk and location of buildings or signs, accessory buildings in the localised flooding zone and non-complying vehicle crossing (distance)
 $690.00
Other non-notified land use consent applications, including second vehicle crossing $1,000.00
For any other non-notified land use consent not referred to above $1,400.00
Any notified land use consent application. Disbursements and hearing costs associated with this type of application will be charged at cost on a monthly invoice basis. $4,250.00
plus all hearing costs and disbursements (if applicable)
Certificate of compliance (S 139) including planning certificates, liquor licensing $690.00
For any application lodged under the following sections:  
    S 10(2) - extension of existing use rights $690.00
for non-notified
or $4,250.00
plus all hearing costs and disbursements (if applicable) if notified

    S 125/126 - extension of time for consent which
    has lapsed
    S 127 - variation of conditions
    S 176A - application for outline plan
    S 221 - variation of a consent notice
    S 168 - notice of requirement for a designation
At cost
    S 181 - extension for alteration to a designation At cost
Consent monitoring charges and audit inspections (includes travel time)  At cost
Any non-notified Rural Zone subdivision consent application (plus additional lot fee and staging fee, if applicable) $1,550.00
Any non-notified Residential or Business Zone subdivision consent application (plus additional lot fee and staging fee, if applicable) $1,800.00
Any notified fee simple subdivision consent application (plus additional lot fee, staging fee and all hearing related costs and disbursements, if applicable). Disbursements and hearing costs associated with this type of application will be charged at cost on a monthly invoice basis.
$4,500.00
Any non-notified Rural Zone subdivision and land use consent applications, relating to the same property, lodged together (plus additional lot fee and staging fee, if applicable)
$1,900.00
Any non-notified Residential or Business Zone subdivision and land use consent applications, relating to the same property, lodged together (plus additional lot fee and staging fee, if applicable) $2,150.00
Any notified subdivision and land use consent application relating to the same property, lodged together (plus additional lot fee, staging fee, hearing related costs and disbursements, if applicable). Disbursements and hearing costs associated with this type of application will be charged at cost on a monthly invoice basis
$4,600.00
Existing cross lease update
$690.00
Additional lot fees - residential and business
 
1 lot
$1,006.25
2 lots
$1,104.00
3 lots
$1,196.00
4 lots
$1,437.50
5 lots $1,667.50
6 lots
$2,012.50
7 lots $2,357.50
8 lots  $2,702.50
9 lots  $3,036.00
10 lots  $3,369.50
11+ lots  By agreement
Additional lot fees - rural and rural-residential

1 lot
$805.00
2 lots
$1,000.50
3 lots
$1,196.00
4 lots
$1,437.50
5 lots
$1,667.50
6 lots
$2,012.50
7 lots
$2,357.50
8 lots
$2,702.50
9 lots
$3,036.00
10 lots
 $3,369.50
11+ lots
By agreement
Note 1: Additional lot fee is calculated by the number of additional lots to be created by the subdivision excluding lots for corner rounding purposes and allowing for those to be amalgamated.
Note 2: Disbursements will cover the costs of notification such as advertising, site notices, postage and photocopying.
Note 3: Subdivisions includes fee simple, cross leases, unit titles, cancellation of amalgamations or covenants holding lots together, and S 226 certificates.
Note 4: The fixed fee on all subdivisions includes the certification on one title plan and the issue of one 224(c) certificate. Additional plans for 224(c) certificates will be charged as set out under 'General' in this schedule. This includes re-certification of any 223 or 224(c) certificates or for further stages on any staged subdivision.
Note 5: S 221 consent notices are not included in the fixed fee for any subdivision. These certificates are charged separately at time of the 224(c) issue. These certificates will be charged as set out under 'General' in this schedule.
Note 6: On land use consents and some subdivision consents, such as boundary adjustments, conditions inspections will be cost recovery. Where this occurs, this will be set out in the resource consent decision.
Engineering staging fee  
Where a subdivision is proposed to be completed in two or more stages (per stage) $500.00
General  
Withdrawal of caveat $80.50
Revocation of easement conditions (S243(e)) $365.00
Revocation certificate where not required on a current subdivision consent $365.00
Right-of-way approval - not part of subdivision - includes sealing of survey plan $690.00
Building line restriction cancellation - includes certified copy of resolution $690.00
Application for esplanade reserve waiver or reduction prior to application consent. Note: DOC fees are also payable by the applicant. Actual cost will be charged (refer schedule below). $690.00 deposit
Additional 223 certification (as in staged subdivisions) or re-certification of title plans $155.00
Additional 224(c) certificates (as in staged subdivisions) or re-issue of 224(c) certificates $155.00
Property numbering charge $35.00
Plus property numbering charge for each lot after the second $5.00
Preparation of first S 221 consent notice $85.00
Preparation of subsequent S 221 consent notices (per consent notice)
$50.00
Revocation of a S 221 consent notice $365.00
Documents for execution by Council where prepared by applicant and not listed above, i.e. link strip agreements, easement documentation $365.00
Consent monitoring charges and audit inspections At cost, includes travel time
Pre Hearing Meeting At cost
Requests for plan changes  
All requests made pursuant to section 73(c) of the Act for a change to a plan. Actual cost will be charged (refer schedule below). $4,600.00 deposit
Hearing expenses for all hearings held - includes time for site visit, hearing, decision and hearing minutes  
Staff support and planning officer time charged at actual hours plus hearing panel consisting of Councillors  
Chairperson of the hearing, per hour $115.00
Additional panel members (minimum 2), per hour, per panel member $92.00
The above fees for the hearing panel members are in accordance with the Local Government Salaries Commission for payment to Councillors for resource consent hearings.  
If the hearing is before commissioners independent of the Council At cost
Schedule  
Where the Council charges are based on the recovery of Council costs, these will be calculated as follows:  
Reporting officers within the Council, per hour $140.00
Clerical support within the Council, per hour $85.00
External reports and peer reviews, commissioned by Council, i.e. traffic engineering, urban design, noise assessments
At cost
Expenses (advertising, notices, copying, postage, site notices) At cost
Reduction of deposits  
Applicants can request reductions of the deposit amounts in special circumstances. These requests can be approved at the discretion of the District Plan Manager.  
Additional invoicing  
  1. Other than previously set out where the cost of processing an application exceeds the fixed fee by more than 30%, the additional charges (beyond the 30% margin) will be invoiced on a cost recovery basis as per the hourly rate schedule. Applicants will be notified if this provision is invoked. This may occur after the decision has been issued and once all costs are known.
  2. For any resource consent received by the Council, and then withdrawn by the applicant, the Council will charge for the time spent setting up and/or processing the consent to the stage of it being withdrawn. This will be charged at the hourly rate set out above. The minimum charge will be $85.00.