Schedule of Fees and Charges : Consents : Applications for Subdivision Consent

Timing of Payments

All the charges and amounts listed in this schedule (unless otherwise specified) are payable in advance of any action being undertaken by the Council. Pursuant to section 36(7) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council need not perform the action to which the charge relates until the charge has been paid in full.

Fixed Initial Deposit Charges

Fixed Initial Deposit Charges are levied at the start of the application process and are payable at the time an application is submitted to the Council for processing. Notwithstanding that a fixed initial deposit charge may be paid the Council will commence processing the application only when it is satisfied that the information received with the application is adequate. Fixed Initial Deposit Charges are not subject to the rights of objection and appeal.

Since resource consent applications can vary significantly in their content and nature, the Council cannot set one Fixed Initial Deposit Charge that would be fair and reasonable in every case. The fixed charges shown in the schedule are the minimum Fixed Initial Deposit Charge for that particular application category. A fixed charge higher than the minimum could be required and this would be dependent on the nature and scale of each specific application (see miscellaneous section).

During the course of processing an application, the Council may charge additional charges in relation to costs incurred above the fixed charge already received. Pursuant to section 36(7) of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council reserves the right to cease or suspend processing of any consent where any amount invoiced remains unpaid.

The Fixed Initial Deposit Charges this year have been increased to more closely reflect the actual costs of processing the applications, which will then allow for a quicker issuing of the completed consents. For the larger and more complex applications additional 'Fixed Initial Deposits' may be required or more frequent invoicing may occur.

For public notified and limited notified resource consents there is an additional 'Fixed Initial Deposit Charge', which needs to be paid before the notified process is begun, to cover the costs of notification.  For applications that require a hearing it is likely there will be further costs and applicants may be required to pay these prior to the commencement of the hearing.
Any unused portion of your deposit will be refunded.

Additional Charges

Additional charges will be required under section 36(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991 where the fixed charge is inadequate to enable the Council to recover its actual and reasonable costs relating to any particular application.

An additional charge to recover actual and reasonable costs will be made where the costs exceed the fixed charge paid.

Additional charges may be invoiced on a monthly basis as they are incurred.

Set Fees

Set fees are payable at the time of application and no additional charges will be made.


  Units 2018/2019
Pre application meetings on large Resource Consent applications (as determined by the Development Planning Manager, Principal Planner or Senior Planner) Actual Units Actual cost of attendance experts
Pre-lodgement meetings Set Fee $95.00
Applications for Land Use Consent
NB: In addition to the listed charge, all land use consent applications (expect those for outline plans) incur a monitoring charge as detailed below.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Subdivision ConsentsUnits2018/2019
Non-Notified Applications
The following fixed charges apply for non-notified applications for subdivision consent:
A. Controlled activities, restricted discretionary activities, rights-of-way Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,600.00
B. Resource Management Act 1991 section 226 certificates Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,200.00
C. Discretionary activities Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $2,500.00
D. Non-complying activities Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $3,200.00
Notified Applications
The deposit for any limited notified subdivision application will be the fixed charge required for the non-notified application of the same type plus $6,000.00 Fixed Initial Deposit Charge As above plus $6,000.00
The fixed charge for public notified applications for subdivision will be the amount required for a non-notified application of the same type plus $15,000.00 Fixed Initial Deposit Charge As above plus $15,000.00
(For larger or more complex applications, the fixed charge for notified applications may be increased to $20,000 at the discretion of the Development Planning Manager. This is to cover increased notification costs associated with the application including publicity, organising the hearing expert referrals etc).
Actions Related to All types of Subdivision Consent
Signing fees are included except where stated
 
A. Resource Management Act 1991 section 223 Certificates (section 305, Local Government Act) Survey Plan Approval Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $380.00
B. Preparation and signing of any bond, covenant, legal document or variation thereto required as a condition of consent or to enable the issue of a completion certificate (Resource Management Act 1991 sections 108 and 109)  Set fee $350.00 plus document preparation
C. Updating Cross lease flats plans, plus signing 223c, 224c, 224f etc and property charges Subdivisions completions, processing, inspection and signing of 224c or equivalent certificates  Set fee $550.00 plus certificate signing fees
For 1 additional lot and boundary change Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $600.00
Between 2 and 5 lots Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $1,000.00
5 lots and 10 lots and unit titles up to 10 lots Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $2,500.00
11 lots and above and unit titles of more than 11 lots Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $5,000.00
D. Preparation of any consent notice Set fee $320.00
E. Change or Cancellation of consent notice Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $430.00
F. Property File Creation Set fee per lot $70.00
G. Application to extend time in respect of any bond, covenant under Resource Management Act 1991 sections 108, 109 and 222(2) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $330.00 plus inspection costs
H. Bond discharges Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $335.00
I. Approvals and Certificates under Part XXI Local Government Act - signing fees Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $325.00
J. Cross-lease amendments (signing fee not included) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $325.00
K. Easement approvals - report and certificate (Resource Management Act 1991 section 243) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $325.00
L. Revocation of easements - report and certificate (Resource Management Act 1991 section 243) Fixed Initial Deposit Charge $325.00
M. Resource Management Act 1991 section 224f and S32(2) (a) unit titles  Set fee $250.00
NB: All charges, plus any additional charge outstanding from the processing of the subdivision consent, must be paid prior to the release of the section 224 Certificate