Planning guidance

​​​​Planning Guidance fees and charges are based upon actual and reasonable costs incurred by the Council in staff time and overheads to provide the service.

Council may require payment of additional charges when these fees and charges are in any particular case inadequate to enable the Council to recover its actual and reasonable costs in respect of the matter concerned. 

These fees and charges also apply to all applications processed under the Housing Accords and Special Housing Act 2013

LAND USE 


Land use resource consent applications, land use certificates and other land use-related applications are subject to minimum non-refundable deposits. Land use resource consent application deposits include a monitoring fee of $310.00 and a fixed scanning fee of $150.  Any assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by those deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates. In cases where applications are withdrawen before a decision is reached, Council will refund any application deposit balance remaining less processing costs incurred.

These deposits do not include engineering assessment and processing fees. Land use resource consent applications which require engineering assessment and processing will be charged a minimum non-refundable deposit of $780.00 for up to 4hrs work. Any additional engineering time spent beyond that covered by this deposit will be charged at the engineer hourly rate. Land use certificate applications and other land-use related applications which require engineering assessment and processing will be charged at the engineer hourly rate. Where engineering assessment and processing is outsourced to a consultant or specialist the fee will be actual cost.

Other additional fees may also apply. See Additional Planning Related Charges below.

$

Notified and Limited Notified Land Use Consent applications​​​​7300
​Non-Notified Land Use Consent applications
​Controlled Activity​2,320
​Restricted Discretionary​2,320
​Discretionary Activity​3,000
​Non-Complying Activity​3,615
​Fast-tracked Consents and Minor Non-notified Land Use Consent Applications
​Refer Additional Planning Related Charges section
​Land Use certificates
​Certificate of Compliance​885
​Existing Use Right​1,950
​Planning Verification (fixed fee)​330
​Outline Plan​1,275
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​Other Land Use related applications
​Extension of time limit​1,080
​Change or cancellation of consent condition​1,150
​Surrender of consent (whole or part)​900

​Subdivision


Subdivision resource consent applications, subdivision related applications, and subdivision certificate applications are subject to minimum non-refundable deposits unless stated otherwise.  Any assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by those deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates. In cases where applications are withdrawen before a decision is reached, Council will refund any application deposit balance remaining less processing costs incurred.

These deposits do not include engineering assessment and processing fees. Subdivision resource consent applications which require engineering assessment and processing will be charged a minimum non-refundable deposit of $780 for up to 4 hrs work. Any additional engineering time spent beyond that covered by this deposit will be charged at the engineer hourly rate. Subdivision-related approval applications, other subdivision-related applications, and subdivision certificate applications which require engineering assessment and processing will be charged at the engineer hourly rate. Where engineering assessment and processing is outsourced to a consultant or specialist the fee will be actual cost.

Other additional fees may also apply. See Additional Planning Related Charges below.

​$

​Notified and Limited Notified Subdivision Consent Applications​5,880
​Non-Notified Subdivision Consent Applications
​Includes subdivision related works requiring Land Use Consent for eartheworks, roads, retaining walls and three waters infrastructure e.g. pump station
​​
​Restricted Discretionary subdivision application in the Residential Zone for up to 4 lots/units where no roads/reserves are proposed
(plus per lot/ unit / flat charge below)
​​2,000
​Discretionary Activity, Restricted Discretionary Activity, Non-Complying Activity​​3,800
​3-50 lots​per lot/unit/flat​64
​51-100 lots​per lot/unit/flat​22
​101 lots or greater​per lot/unit/flat​11
​Joint subdivision consent application (i.e. where a land use and subdivision on the same site are lodged concurrently). Note land use application is charged as per land use fees.​2000
​plus per lot/unit/flat charge
​3-50 lots​per lot/unit/flat​64
​51-100 lots​per lot/unit/flat​22
​101 lots and greater​per lot/unit/flat​11
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​Permitted Activity - Certificate of Compliance, Amendment to Flat Plans, Boundary Adjustments​900
​Fast-tracked Consents
​Refer Additional Planning Related Charges section
​Subdivision Related Approval Applications
​Section 75-83 - Building Act 1994​625
​Proposed Unit Development Plan​790
​Revocation of Building Line Restriction (charge including E-Dealing)​995
​Right of Way Approval (section 348 LGA)​790
​Revocation of Easement (section 243 RMA)​47​5
​Road Naming​885
​Amend or Delete Consent Notice (section 221 RMA)​​1,130
​Other Subdivision Related Applications
​Extension of time limit​1,080
​Change or Cancellation of Consent Condition​1,150
​Surrender of Consent (whole or part)​900
Subdivision Certificates
​s.223 RMA​475
​s.224c RMA​475
​s.224(f) RMA (fixed fee)​100
​32 (2)A Unit Title Act (fixed fee)​100
​s.221 RMA​595
​s.226 RMA​920
​Re-issue of Certificate and Other Certificates​475
​Other Subdivision Certificates​475
​Re-issue of Subdivision Certificate​475

​Additional Planning Related Charges

​$

​Minumum non-refundable engineering deposit​780
​Engineer hourly charge​per hour​195
​Engineering construction inspection as required by the HCC
infrastructure technical specification and scheduled with developer.
Inspections taking more than the allocated 2 hrs including travel will be charged at the engineer hourly rate for all participants .
Repeated Engineering construction inspection due to non-compliance will be charged at Engineer hourly rate for all participants.
​per site visit​390
Engineering Works completion inspection/approval as scheduled with developer.
Inspections taking more than the allocated 2 hrs including travel will be charged at the engineer hourly rate for all participants.
Repeated Works completion inspection/approval due to non-compliance will be charged at Engineer hourly rate for all participants.
​per site visit​795
​Planner hourly charge​per hour​175
​Principal/Senior planner hourly charge​per hour​190
​Planning team leader hourly rate​per hour​205
​Planning manager hourly rate​per hour​220
​Administration hourly charge​per hour​86
​Subdivision officer​per hour​175
​Additional monitoring​per hour​165
​Consultant and specialist fees
  including but not limited to: expert evidence/advice, external   consultants, provision of external legal advice, external
  peer reviews
​actual cost
​Hearing Administration Charge​1,975
​Independent Hearing Commissioner actual cost (estimated $150-$175 per hour​per hour​200
​Fast-tracked Consents
​Non-notified consents only - issued within 10 days (conditions apply, and applications will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis at the Planning Guidance Unit Manager's discretion.​twice normal fee​
​Minor non-notified land use consent applications 
Minor non-notified land use consent applications for listed permitted activities failing no more than two standards in the Proposed District Plan (10 working day target)
​1200
Earthworks and creation of new roads as part of a subdivsion application​1200

​Information requests

​​$

​Staff search time cost​per 30 minutes or part thereof​39.50
​Property enquiry​54
​ plus hourly rate after one hour​​per hour​179

​Photocopying and printing
​A4per page up to 20 pages​1.10
​A4​per page in excess of 20 pages​0.20
​A3​per page​​2.20​
Document management - digitisation​
​A4​per page​2
​A3​per page​3
​A2​per page​3
​A0​per page​3​​​​​
Page reviewed: 14 Sep 2017 9:47am