Schedule of Fees and Charges : Miscellaneous Charges Relating to all Types of Resource Consent

Timing of Payments

All the charges and amounts listed in this schedule (unless otherwise specified) are payable in advance of any action being undertaken by the Council. Pursuant to section 36(7) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council need not perform the action to which the charge relates until the charge has been paid in full.

Fixed Initial Deposit Charges

Fixed Initial Deposit Charges are levied at the start of the application process and are payable at the time an application is submitted to the Council for processing. Notwithstanding that a fixed initial deposit charge may be paid the Council will commence processing the application only when it is satisfied that the information received with the application is adequate. Fixed Initial Deposit Charges are not subject to the rights of objection and appeal.

Since resource consent applications can vary significantly in their content and nature, the Council cannot set one Fixed Initial Deposit Charge that would be fair and reasonable in every case. The fixed charges shown in the schedule are the minimum Fixed Initial Deposit Charge for that particular application category. A fixed charge higher than the minimum could be required and this would be dependent on the nature and scale of each specific application (see miscellaneous section).

During the course of processing an application, the Council may charge additional charges in relation to costs incurred above the fixed charge already received. Pursuant to section 36(7) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council reserves the right to cease or suspend processing of any consent where any amount invoiced remains unpaid.

The Fixed Initial Deposit Charges this year have been increased to more closely reflect the actual costs of processing the applications, which will then allow for a quicker issuing of the completed consents. For the larger and more complex applications additional 'Fixed Initial Deposits' may be required or more frequent invoicing may occur.

For public notified and limited notified resource consents there is an additional 'Fixed Initial Deposit Charge', which needs to be paid before the notified process is begun, to cover the costs of notification.  For applications that require a hearing it is likely there will be further costs and applicants may be required to pay these prior to the commencement of the hearing.
Any unused portion of your deposit will be refunded.

Additional Charges

 Additional charges will be required under section 36(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991 where the fixed charge is inadequate to enable the Council to recover its actual and reasonable costs relating to any particular application.

An additional charge to recover actual and reasonable costs will be made where the costs exceed the fixed charge paid.

Additional charges may be invoiced on a monthly basis as they are incurred.

Set Fees

Set fees are payable at the time of application and no additional charges will be made.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Resource Consent Miscellaneous ChargesUnits2018/2019
A. Applications for extensions of time (Resource Management Act 1991 sections 125(b), 126(b)). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $750.00
B. Change, review or cancellation of consent conditions (Resource Management Act 1991 sections 127-132). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $750.00
C. Preparation of minor covenants or any variations thereto. Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $350.00
D. Certificates of Compliance & Existing use certificates (Resource Management Act 1991 section 139). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,000.00
E. Exemption notice for marginal or temporary non compliance (S87BB). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,000.00
F. Easement approvals (Local Government Act section 348). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $750.00
G. Preparation of any document, encumbrance or certificate for the purposes of the Overseas Investment Commission or for any purpose under any such enactments or regulations. Set fee $1,000.00
H. Resource management planning certificates under the Sale of Alcohol Act 2012. Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $350.00
I. Every other certificate, authority, approval, consent, or service given, or inspection made by the Council under any enactment or regulation not otherwise mentioned elsewhere in this schedule where such enactment contains no provision authorising the Council to charge a fee and does not provide that the certificate, authority, approval, consent, service or inspection is to be given or made free of charge. Including documentation required for the attachment of Council Seal and signing by authorised officers. Set fee $120.00
J. Fee for uplifting of building line restrictions. Set fee $600.00
K. Document lodgement Set fee $70.00
L. Discharges of memorandum of encumbrances (includes legal, monitoring, signing and LINZ registration fee) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $800.00
M. Objections lodged under section 357 and 357A. Where a hearing is required a hearing fee will also be charged. Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $650
Fixed Initial Deposit Charges  
A. Any fixed charge required under this schedule of charges for any application for a resource consent or requirement for designation or heritage order may be increased where the matter to which the charge relates has any of the following attributes:   The fixed initial deposit charge* that would otherwise apply and:
- It is a large development proposal. Fixed charge plus 200%
- It is likely to involve significant potential effects on the environment. Fixed charge plus 200%
- It involves major policy issues. Fixed charge plus 100%
- It is likely to involve the Council in significant research or investigation. Fixed charge plus 200%
- It will involve the notification of over 35 parties. Fixed charge plus 200%
- It is a subdivision involving more than 10 lots. Fixed charge plus 100%
- It is a subdivision involving more than 50 lots. Fixed charge plus 200%
B. The Planning Manager shall have the right to vary fixed charges and final charges for heritage order requests if, in his or her opinion, some of the benefits are to the community as a whole.
C. Where a notified application involves both a land use and subdivision consent, then only one fixed charge for a notified application may be required.   *Where more than one of the attributes listed applies, the % increase shall be applied only once at the greater of the rates that apply
Hearings   
Costs for Regulatory Committee fees: 
- Chairperson Per hour $100.00*
- Members Per hour $80.00*
- Mileage Per kilometre $0.77*
- Disbursements   Actual costs
* Or any new rate set by the Remuneration Authority   
B. For the hearing of any application made under the Resource Management Act 1991 a charge will be made of the costs of planning staff and technical advisers.   Part of processing costs
C. (i) The actual costs of employing external Commissioners to hear any application will be charged to the applicant.   Actual cost
C. (ii) Should a submitter request that the hearing be heard by an external Independent Commissioner,then the submitter will be responsible for the difference in costs between a Council determined decision and an Independent Commissioner decision.   Difference in costs between a Council determined decision and an Independent Commissioner decision
D. In instances where an applicant does not give at least 48 hours written notice of a request for cancellation,withdrawal or postponement of a schedule hearing,the Council reserves the right to charge the applicant the actual costs incurred in preparing for the scheduled hearing. Fixed charge Actual costs incurred in preparing for the scheduled hearing.
E. Pre-hearing meetings (Section 99). Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $800.00
Engineering Charges   
Basic Engineering Plans and Engineering works inspections (generally 1 to 4 lots) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $650.00
Complex Engineering Plans (Determined by Development Planning Manager generally 5 lots or more) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,600.00
Supervision of work Actual Cost Actual Cost
Requests for Private Plan Changes/ Variations  
An additional charge to recover actual and reasonable costs will be made where the costs exceed the fixed initial deposit charge. Additional charges may be invoiced on a monthly basis as they are incurred. Should the processing costs not reach the fixed charge paid, a refund will be provided. Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $15,000.00
Additional Charges   
Additional Charges - Planners Per hour $165.00
Additional Charges - Principal Planner Per hour $180.00
Additional Charges - Planning Manager Per hour $195.00
Additional Charges - Development Engineers Per hour $165.00
Additional Charges - Administration Per hour $85.00
Council disbursements including:
- Advertising As incurred Actual cost
- Photocopying As incurred Actual cost
- Postage As incurred Actual cost
- Printing As incurred Actual cost
- Telecommunication As incurred Actual cost
- Travel time As incurred Actual cost
- Vehicle mileage As incurred Actual cost
Consultants Costs As incurred Actual cost
Legal Costs As incurred Actual cost
Hearing costs including Councillors' fees, Commissioner costs, site visits, and meals. As incurred Actual cost
Costs paid by the Council to government departments and Waikato Regional Council for charges made to the Council for their input into any application, certificates or other Resource Management Act 1991 process. As incurred Actual cost
Review of Resource Consent Conditions   
Review of resource conditions under sections 128, 129 of the Resource Management Act 1991. The fixed charge is an estimated initial fee but should the application require notification and hearing, then the actual charges will increase significantly. Fixed charge $1,600.00
Regulatory Committee Reviews - Development Contributions   
Fixed initial deposit charge for Development Contributions Review Hearings. Additional charges to recover actual and reasonable costs will be made where the costs exceed the fixed initial deposit charge. Should the processing costs not reach the fixed charge paid, a refund will be provided. Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $805.00
Costs for Regulatory Committee Set fee per hour $304.00 plus below:
Additional charges (e.g. disbursements, legal costs) as per Hearing costs above  
Administration (including overheads) Per hour $85.00
Staff time (preparation) As incurred Actual cost
Valuations    
Valuation for reserve contribution purposes under the Development Contributions Policy. This fee will include the actual cost of obtaining the valuation from a Council appointed valuer,any administrative charges and additional costs such as arbitration. As incurred Actual cost
Encumbrance Monitoring   
The terms of the Encumbrance Instrument entitle Council to recover actual and reasonable costs to monitor the Encumbrance and acknowledge compliance with it.   
Encumbrance monitoring fee Set fee per annum No charge
Monitoring costs to address non-compliance of terms of Encumbrance. As incurred Actual cost