Recent changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) have created extra activities and processes which require associated charges to be either set or clarified.
- Boundary ‘deemed permitted’ activities – Council must exempt ‘boundary activities’ from needing a resource consent if the relevant neighbour’s approval is provided and other tests within the RMA are met.
- Marginal/temporary breaches – Council may exempt ‘marginal or temporary’ activities from needing resource consent.
These activities came into effect on 18 October 2017.
The fees proposed will cover the reasonable costs of processing the applications. The proposed fees are made in accordance with Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and are as follows:
- Boundary activities – a deposit fee of $465
- Marginal or temporary activities – a fixed fee of $310
Consequential amendments to Council's existing schedule of fees and charges include:
- The existing fast-track consenting pathway will be renamed as “premium consent”
- Existing Use Certificates issued under Section 139A of the RMA will charged at a deposit fee of $1040.
For deposit fees the existing hourly rate specified in the schedule of fees and charges is to be used if additional fees are to be charged ($155 per hour). All fees exclude GST.
The above information is also supplied in this document: New Fees and Charges under the Resource Management Act (127KB PDF)
Further copies of this document are available from the Council Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street.
To give the Council your submission on the proposed changes, read the fee change information above and complete the form below. The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday 8 January 2018.
The submission form is also available in a printable version which you can post:
Printable Submission Form
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If you wish to make an oral submission to Councillors, please indicate this on the submission form and make sure you have included your contact details. We will contact you to arrange a time for you to speak.
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The City Strategy Committee will consider any submissions at their meeting on 15 February 2018. If the fee changes are adopted, they will come into effect on 1 March 2018.
Heritage and Practice Manager, City Planning