Review of RMA fees and charges

The Council is proposing extensive changes to its resource management fees and charges that will provide consistency and transparency around costs for applicants.

Most of the proposed changes relate to the deposit amount applicants will be required to pay for Resource Management Act activities. There will be no changes to the total cost for applicants.

The revised deposit fees are a truer reflection of the total costs a person can reasonably expect to incur. In the past the Council has calculated the deposit on the basis of average costs.

The Council is also proposing new charges that are more explicit. Previously, many of the processes where the Council was able to recover costs were not recognised or provided for in the schedule of fees and charges.

This provides transparency and follows best practice, in addition applicants can realistically plan or estimate a budget associated with the anticipated processing costs.

The proposed changes are open for public consultation until Friday 22 June. 

Proposed new fees and charges (these are deposits unless otherwise stated)

 

Description

Current Fees

Draft Fees

2018/19

General

General Planning Inquiries - General resource management inquiries and pre application meeting

Cost after first hour

Cost after first hour

 

Consents

Non-notified

 

 

All land use consents, except as otherwise provided below (Section 88)

$600

$750

All subdivision consents, except as otherwise provided below (Section 88)

$600 – $800

$950

All joint land use and subdivision consents otherwise provided below (Section 88)

$800 - $950

$1,100

Boundary Activity (Section 87BA)

$210 Fixed

$350

Deemed Permitted (Section 87BB)

$210 Fixed

$350

Amend a Flat Plan (Section 88)

 

$600

Change or cancellation of a condition/s of consent (Section 127)

$300

$750

Notified Consents

 

 

All limited notified (Section 95B) and fully notified (Section 95A) consents

$1,600 – $2,600

$3,000

 

Subdivision processes (post approval)

Section 221 - Considering and approving or cancelling Consent Notice prepared by consent holder

Preparing consent notice

 

$450

 

Cost

Section 223 certification - All subdivisions

$135

$150

Section 224C certification - All subdivisions

$350

Combined section 223 and 224 certification - All subdivisions

$135

$400

Section 226 - Restriction upon issue of certificate of title

 

$450

Section 241 - Cancellation/partial cancellation of amalgamation condition

 

$450

Section 243 - Easement approval or revocation where not part of a subdivision

 

$450

 

Other resource management activities

General - Certificates of Title and associated documents

$30 Fixed

$40 Fixed per document

Section 92B(1) - Reports commissioned by the Council

 

Cost

Sections 99 / 99A - Pre-hearing meetings or mediation held

 

Cost

Sections 100 / 102 - Hearings and Joint Hearings

 

Cost

Section 100A - Request to use Commissioners

 

Cost

Section 125 - Applications for extensions of consent periods

$300

$450

Section 128 - 132 - Review of consent conditions

 

Cost

Section 134 - Transfer of Consent

 

$300

Section 139A - Existing use right determination

$800

$800

Section 139 - Application for certificate of compliance

$800

$800

Section 243 - Survey Plan approved

 

$450

Section 357A - Objections to certain matters[1]

Additional cost if hearing held

$300

$450

$700

National Environmental Standards

Status of activities included in Standards and resource consent and consent fees above apply

Confirmation of compliance with National Environmental Standards

 

 

 

 

$450

Bonds - Establishment, variation and release

Cost

Cost

Requirements / Heritage Orders

Public or Limited notified - Notice of Requirement for a new or alter an existing designation or heritage order  (Sections 169, 181, 190 and 195A)

$2,600

$3,000

Non-notified

Notice of Requirement for designation or heritage order (Sections 169 and 190)

Notice of requirement to alter an existing designation of heritage order (Sections 181 and 195A)

Requirement removal/partial removal of a designation or heritage order (Sections 182 and 196)

 

$750

$200

 

$200

 

$750

$750

 

Fixed $250

Section 176A - Submitting an outline plan

$300

$500

Section 176A(2) - Waiver of requirement for outline plan

$300

$300

Section 180 and 195B - Transfer of rights and responsibilities for designations

 

Fixed $250

Section 184 - Application to determine designation lapsing or extension of time to give effect to

$300

$450

 

Plan change application (to amend the District Plan)

1st Schedule - Processing, considering and determining a private plan change application

$6,000

$6,000

Compliance and monitoring

Complaints - Inspections where complaint upheld

Invidious complaints

Cost

Cost

Cost

General - Administration, review, correspondence

Cost

Cost

General - To monitor progress with giving effect to any resource consent, and compliance with consent conditions

$200

Cost

 

Infringement Notices[2]

Section 338(1)(a) - Contravention of section 9 (restrictions on use of land)

 

$300

Section 338(1)(c) - Contravention of an abatement notice (other than a notice under section 322(1)(c))

 

$750

Section 338(2)(a) - Contravention of section 22 (failure to provide certain information to an enforcement officer)

 

$300

Section 338(2)(c) - Contravention of an excessive noise direction under section 327

 

$500

Section 338(2)(d) - Contravention of an abatement notice for unreasonable noise under section 322(1)(c)

 

$750

 

Other Legislation

Building Act

Section 37 Certificates

Fixed $60

Fixed $75

Section 3 Certificates (where included on Title)

$250

$250

Overseas Investment Act

Overseas Investment Act Certificates

 Fixed $300

$450

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

Planning Certificates

 Fixed $90

Fixed $100

Local Government Act

Removing building line restrictions (Section 327A)

$350

$450

Permanent road closures (Section 342 and 10th Schedule)

Cost

$3,000

Rights of Way (Section 348)

$250

$450

Subdivision and Development Bylaw dispensations

 

$450

 

Charge Out Rates

Staff and Consultants

Commissioners

Cost

Cost

Chief Executive and General Managers

$220

$220/hr

Senior planning/technical staff

$150

$160/hr

Planning/technical staff

$60 - $120

$120/hr

Administration/support staff

$60 - $120

$80/hr

Consultants[3]

Cost

Cost

Councillors on hearing panels

Chair

$85

As determined by Remuneration Authority

Panel Member

$68

 

Disbursements

 

Postage

Cost

Cost

Photocopying

Cost

Cost

Public notices

Cost

Cost

Site signs

Cost

Cost

Vehicle usage

Cost

Cost

Legal/other advice

Cost

Cost

 

[1] At no cost if objection upheld in full.  At part cost if the objection is upheld in part.

[2] Set by RMA Regulations

[3] “Consultants” includes any consultants, advisers, solicitors and any other creditors related to any matter connected with a resource consent or certificate application.

 

Supporting information

Summary of Statement of Proposal  [PDF, 407 KB]

Statement of Proposal [PDF, 216 KB]

Press Release about changes [PDF, 606 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz