Planning Fees

Resource Management Fees

  • Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 enables the Council to charge additional fees to cover actual and reasonable costs where the Lodgement Fee is inadequate
  • When the total cost to process an application exceeds the Lodgement Fee in Table One, the additional fees are charged at the rates specified in Table Two of this fee schedule
  • The Council reserves its discretion to refund part of the fixed fee if the work required to process the application is less than usual
  • The Lodgement Fee will be required to accompany the application. An invoice will be sent for any additional fees. The Lodgement Fee is a deposit only and may not be the complete charge. There maybe additional fees or a part refund as explained above.
  • Discounts shall be paid on administrative charges for applications for resource consent and applications to change or cancel conditions that are not processed within the statutory timeframes. The discounts shall be in accordance with the Regulations to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Table One - Lodgement Fees (deposit)

Application $ Deposit
Notified consent 4,000.00
Limited notified (service only) consent 3,000.00
Non-notified subdivision consent 700.00
Non notified land use consent which includes a monitoring fee for a single site inspection 900.00
Non notified subdivision consent - change to flats plan or unit title 700.00
Right of Way approval (not included in subdivision consent) 650.00
Revocation of easements and consent notices (not included in subdivision consent) 525.00
Existing allotments Section 226 certificate (new titles created) 525.00
Section 223 certificate (survey plan approval) 410.00
Section 224(c) certificate 410.00
Section 224(c) certificate including Section 223 certificate 410.00
Removal of building line restriction 640.00
Certificates of compliance 640.00
Change or cancellation of conditions 525.00
Existing use rights and existing use certificate 525.00
Extension of time 480.00
Outline plan 640.00
Waiver of outline planActual cost
Alteration to a designation 1,100.00
Extension of time to a designation 1,100.00
Plan change 10,500.00
Notice of requirements for designations or heritage order 5,100.00
Certificates for LMVD 640.00
Certificates under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 155.00
Overseas investment office certificateActual cost
Pre-lodgement work.  Staff time conducting assessments, attending meeting(s) and writing correspondence prior to the lodgement of specific resource consent application(s) and private plan change(s).  First half hour free thereafterActual cost

Table Two - Charge Rates

Staff Time $
District Planning Manager (per hour) 160.00
Senior Planner (per hour) 130.00
Planner (per hour) 110.00
Development Planning Advisor (per hour)110.00
Administration staff (per hour) 90.00
Other Council staff (per hour)130.00
Public notices At cost
Disbursements At cost
Consultants / legal advice (including Aoraki Environmental Consultancy) At cost
Commissioning special reports At cost
Hearing Costs $
Hearings Committee - Chairperson (per hour) 100.00
Hearings Committee - Committee member (per hour) 80.00
Commissioner At cost
Monitoring of resource consent * $
If monitoring of resource consent is required (imposed as a condition of a resource consent): 
Single site inspection (to be paid with the lodgement fee for non-notified land use consent) 200.00
Additional monitoring of resource consents and monitoring of non-compliance with the Timaru District Plan or the Resource Management Act 1991 At cost

Other Charges

For $
Bond application 350.00
Bond refund350.00
District Plan $
Timaru District Plan plus postage costs 200.00
Annual update service to the District Plan (per year) 150.00
RAPID Numbers $
District RAPID numbers (book) 75.00
Allocation of new RAPID number (includes plate) 50.00
Replacement RAPID number plate 25.00