Resource consent charges and fees

Find out the fees and charges that apply for a resource consent.


Resource consent fees

All fees include GST and are payable under section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Our fees are divided into three parts and will be invoiced in stages.

  • Application Deposit
  • Intermediate Invoices
  • Final Invoice

The resource consent Application Deposit covers only part the cost of processing your application and is a deposit for work that will take place.

Monthly Intermediate Invoices are sent if your application is approved and cover fees for:

  • additional processing fees
  • consultants’, advisors’ and specialists’ fees covering a range of expertise eg heritage, geotechnical, ecological, noise control, traffic management etc
  • Costs related to public notification and hearings, such as venue hire, photocopying, catering and postage
  • monitoring fees while the work is underway, including site visits, research, photos, communications and administration

The Final Invoice takes into account the deposit already paid, any further payments for the services mentioned above and any discounts owed to you.

Consents that run over statutory timeframes will be discounted in accordance with provisions in Section 36AA of the Resource Management Act.

Note: These are the proposed fees and charges for 2024-25. These fees and charges will be confirmed when the Annual Plan is adopted, and will take effect from 1 July 2024. They may be subject to change before 30 June 2024.


Application Type2023-2024 Processing & Administration2023-2024 Fee2024-2025 Processing & Administration2024-2025 Fee
Pre-application meeting $220 per hour with planner, engineer, monitoring officer or manager of planning

$150 per hour with business support including administration and planning technician time

Consultants charged at actual cost
 $255 per hour with planner, engineer or monitoring officer

$150 per hour with business support including administration and planning technician time

Consultants charged at actual cost

Application type2023-2024 Processing & Administration2023-2024
Fee
2024-2025 Processing & Administration2024-2025
Fee
Notified application - hearing required Processing: up to 50 hours$11,000.00
Additional fee of $1,000.00 for applications requiring notification in a daily newspaper
Processing: up to 50 hours$12,750.00
Additional fee of $1,000.00 for applications requiring notification in a daily newspaper
Limited notification Processing: up to 35 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring : 1 hour
$7,920.00Processing: up to 35 hours
Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$9,330.00
Non-notified resource consent Processing: up to 9 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring : 1 hour
$2,350.00Processing: up to 9 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring : 1 hour
$2,700.00
Non-notified resource consent - residential additions and alterations Processing: up to 5 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring : 1 hour
$1,470.00Processing: up to 7 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring : 1 hour
$2,190.00
Additions & alterationsMonitoring : 1 hour Monitoring : 1 hour 
Boundary deemed permitted activitiesProcessing: up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$810.00Processing: up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$915.00
Marginal or temporary activity exemptions Processing: up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$810.00Processing: up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$915.00
All additional processing or monitoring time by planner, engineer, or monitoring officer $220.00 per hour $255.00 per hour
All additional business support time $150.00 per hour $150.00 per hour
Hearing commissioner time shall be recovered for time spent in hearings and deliberating  Council Commissioners:
Chair: $116.00 per hour
Members: $93.00 per hour
Independent Commissioners:
Chair: Actual Cost
Member of hearing panel: Actual Cost
 Council Commissioners:
Chair: $116.00 per hour
Members: $93.00 per hour

Note: the above fees are set in accordance with local Government Members Determination

Independent Commissioners:
Chair: Actual Cost
Member of hearing panel: Actual Cost
Fast Track - non-notified consents only - issued within 10 days
Note: conditions apply, applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis
 Two times the normal fee
Additional processing time: $440.00 per hour
 Two times the normal fee
Additional processing time: $510.00 per hour
Fast Track - non-notified consents only - issued within 5 days
Note: conditions apply, applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis
 Three times the normal fee
Additional processing time: $660.00 per hour
 Three times the normal fee
Additional processing time: $765.00 per hour

Application type2023-2024 Processing & Administration2023-2024
Fee
2024-2025 Processing & Administration2024-2025
Fee
Pre-application meeting$220 per hour with planner, engineer or monitoring officer

$150 per hour with business support including administration and planning technician time

Consultants charged at actual cost
  $255 per hour with planner, engineer or monitoring officer

$150 per hour with business support including administration and planning technician time

Consultants charged at actual cost
Notified application - hearing required Processing: up to 50 hours at the senior rate$11,000.00
Additional fee of $1,000.00 for applications requiring notification in a daily newspaper
 $12,750.00
Additional fee of $1,000.00 for applications requiring notification in a daily newspaper
Limited notification Processing: Up to 35 hours
Monitoring: 1 hour
$7,920.00Processing: Up to 35 hours
Monitoring: 1 hour
$9,180.00
Subdivision consent including land use consent for up to three lotsProcessing: Up to 17 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$4,110.00Processing: Up to 17 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$4,740.00
Subdivision consent including land use consent for four or more lotsProcessing: Up to 27 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$6,310.00Processing: Up to 27 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$7,290.00
Subdivision consentProcessing: Up to 13 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$3,230.00Processing: Up to 13 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
Monitoring: 1 hour
$3,720.00
Certificate under section 223 and/or 224 of the RMAProcessing & Administration: Up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$810.00Processing & Administration: Up to 3 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$915.00
Certificate under section 226 of the RMAProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00Processing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,680.00
Section 241 and 243 RMA applicationProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00Processing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,680.00
Rights of wayProcessing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,470.00Processing: Up to 6 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$1,680.00
Rights of way sealing feeProcessing: Up to 2 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$440.00Processing: Up to 2 hours
Business Support: 1 hour
$660.00
Additional processing by technician/graduate or intermediate resource consents planner, engineer, administration and monitoring N/A  
Additional processing by senior/principal resource consents planner or team leader/manager, senior/principal engineer N/A  
All additional processing or monitoring time by planner, engineer or monitoring officer $220.00 per hour $255.00 per hour
All additional business support time $150.00 per hour $150.00 per hour
Hearing commissioner time shall be recovered for time spent in hearings and deliberating 

Council Commissioners:
Chair: $116.00 per hour
Members: $93.00 per hour

Independent Commissioners:
Chair: Actual Cost
Member of hearing panel: Actual Cost

 

Council Commissioners:Chair: $116.00 per hour
Members: $93.00 per hour

Note: the above fees are set in accordance with local Government Members Determination

Independent Commissioners:
Chair: Actual Cost
Member of hearing panel: Actual Cost

Initiative 2023-2024
Processing & Inspections
included
2023-2024 Fees2024-2025 Fees
Eco Design Advisor home assessment & advice 2 hours Free Free
Advice on building to Home Star or Passive House requirements 2 hours $1,500.00
Additional time: $180.00 per hour
Free
Additional time: $180.00 per hour
Consents for:
  • Domestic solar hot   water heating panels
  • Solar water   heating systems
  • Hot water heat   pump systems
  • Hot water systems,   i.e. wetbacks associated with wood pellet stoves or low-emission wood burners
First 5 hours processing
1 monitoring inspection
Free
Additional time and inspections: standard charges for the category of consent will apply
Free
Additional time and inspections: standard charges for the category of consent will apply
All additional monitoring inspections   $180.00 per hour $180.00 per hour

Note: These are the proposed fees and charges for 2024-25, based on in-principle decisions made by Council on 7 June 2024. These fees and charges will be confirmed when the Annual Plan is adopted on 30 June 2024, and will take effect from 1 July 2024. They may be subject to change before 30 June 2024.

Resource consent terms and late payment

Initial and additional fees

Fees must be paid before applications are processed and work undertaken by Council. Further charges will be invoiced if additional time is spent processing requests and/or disbursements.

Terms of payment

Payment of additional fees is due by the 20th of the month following invoice processing.

Late payment will incur:

  • an additional administrative fee (lesser than 10% of the overdue amount or $300.00)
  • all costs and expenses (including debt collection or legal fees) associated with recovery of the
    overdue amount.