Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 have created additional activities and processes which require associated charges.
- Boundary ‘deemed permitted’ activities – Council must exempt ‘boundary activities’ from needing a resource consent if neighbour approval is provided.
- Marginal/temporary breaches – Council may exempt ‘marginal or temporary’ activities from needing resource consent.
These activities come into effect on 18 October 2017. The fees are required to cover the reasonable costs of processing the applications. The proposed fees are made in accordance with Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and are as follows:
- Boundary activities – a deposit fee of $465.00 which covers three hours of processing time.
- Marginal or temporary activities – a deposit fee of $465.00 which covers three hours of processing time.
These are deposit fees. The existing hourly rates specified in the schedule of fees and charges are to be used if additional fees are to be charged ($155 per hour). All fees include GST.