In May we engaged with the public about potential changes to the Alcohol Fees Bylaw.
Previously we wrote to all licensees on 30 April 2019 and made all information publicly available. Many of the submissions we received requested further information on how the proposed fees have been calculated. In response, we’ve provided more information on the proposed fees and are now engaging again with the public. You can make a submission or amend a previous submission until 9am Monday 29 July 2019.
In 2017/18 the Alcohol Licencing service fees recovered by the Council covered 68 percent of the licensing cost with the additional 32 percent being made up from rates.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 allows the Council to collect fees to recover the total costs for its alcohol licencing functions.
Without an increase in 2019/20 we expect that fees will only cover approximately 60 percent of our costs with the balance paid by rates.
The Council is proposing to increase the level of the fees to recover 85 percent of the costs incurred by the Council to administer alcohol licencing. Any remaining costs will continue to be subsidised by rates.
This increase is planned to be made over a 2-year period.
This proposed bylaw only contains an increase in fees to achieve approximately 71 percent cost recovery and a subsequent fee increase to achieve the full 85 percent cost recovery will be subject of further consultation.
Alternatively, the document is available from:
To give the Council your feedback, read the proposal document above and complete the submission form below.
The deadline for feedback is 9am on Monday 29 July 2019.
The submission form is also available in a printable version which you can post:
Printable Submission Form
You can also send us your comments:
- by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- by letter to:
Alcohol Fees Bylaw (259)
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
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- August 2019: The Council decides whether to adopt the proposed changes.
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