Planning and Resource Consents

  • The Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA) (Section 36) allows extra fees to cover actual and reasonable costs if the Deposit is inadequate.  If the total cost to process an application exceeds the Deposit, additional fees will be charged. The Council will refund part of the Deposit if the work required to process the application is less than expected.
  • The Deposit must accompany the application. 
  • Discounts will be allowed on charges for applications for resource consent and applications to change or cancel conditions if these are not processed within statutory timeframes. Such discounts will be in accordance with the Regulations to the RMA.
Planning Services Basis for charge 2023/24 charges (incl GST)
Notified Resource Consent
Land-use Per application - deposit* 6,000.00
Subdivision Per application - deposit* 6,000.00
Limited Notified Consent
Land Use Per application - deposit* 4,000.00
Subdivision Per application - deposit* 4,000.00
Non-notified Resource Consent
Land-use Per application - deposit* 1,500.00
Subdivision Per application - deposit* 1,800.00
Sundry Certification
Miscellaneous Certification (includes Section BB - Permitted Marginal Activity) Per certificate - fixed fee* 160.00
Section 87BA Notice – Permitted Boundary Activity Per certificate - fixed fee* 500.00
Section 139 Certificate of Compliance / Existing Use Rights Certificate Per application - deposit* 800.00
Section 223 Certificate Per certificate - fixed fee* 160.00
Section 224 Certificate Per certificate - non-refundable deposit 350.00
Section 226 Certificate Per certificate - deposit* 400.00
Post-consent procedures
Section 125 extension of time for land use consent Per consent - deposit* 300.00
Section 127 change / cancel consent conditions Per consent - deposit* 800.00
Section 135 Compliance monitoring Per consent - base fee $130, plus $130 per hour after the first hour* 130.00
Section 138 Surrender of consent
No fee
Section 357 Objection Per consent - deposit* 400.00
Plan change Per application - deposit* 20,000.00
Designation or Heritage order
Requirement - Notified Per designation / order - deposit* 6,000.00
Requirement - Non notified Per designation / order - deposit* 800.00
Extension of time to a designation Per designation / order - deposit* 800.00
Variation Per Outline Plan - deposit* 800.00
Removal Per Outline Plan - deposit* 100.00
Section 176a Outline Plan Per Outline Plan - deposit* 500.00
Waiver of Outline Plan Per Outline Plan - deposit* 300.00

* There is a threshold either side of the final cost whereby if the amount to be refunded or recovered is less than $100 it will be absorbed to cover the processing cost.