Planning Fees

Fees & charges

Please note, all charges are GST inclusive unless indicated otherwise.

Resource Management Fees

  • Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 enables Council to charge additional fees to recover 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 also 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 may be 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)

Description2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
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 plan Actual 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 certificate Actual 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).
Actual cost
after first half hour free
Permitted Boundary Activity Notice $525.00
Permitted Activity Notice $525.00
Monitoring of Permitted Activity under the National Environmental Standards Actual cost

Table Two - Charge Rates (Staff Time Rate)

Description 2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
District Planning Manager  $160.00 per hour
Senior Planner  $130.00 per hour
Planner $110.00 per hour
Subdivision and Compliance Officer $110.00 per hour
Administration staff $70.00 per hour
Other Council staff $130.00 per hour
Public notices At cost
Disbursements At cost
Consultants / legal advice (including Aoraki Environmental Consultancy) At cost
Commissioning special reports At cost
HEARING COSTS2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Hearings Committee - Chairperson $100.00 per hour
Hearings Committee - Committee member $80.00 per hour
Commissioner At cost
MONITORING OF RESOURCE CONSENTS 2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
If monitoring of resource consent is required: 
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

Description 2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Bond application $350.00
Bond refund$350.00
Road Name request$700.00
DISTRICT PLAN2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
Timaru District Plan  $200.00 plus postage
Annual update service to the District Plan  $150.00 per year
RAPID NUMBERS2020/2021
(GST inclusive)
District RAPID numbers (book) $75.00
Allocation of new RAPID number (includes plate) $50.00
Replacement RAPID number plate $25.00
Bond Application$350.00
Bond Refund$350.00
Road name request$700.00

Last updated: 01 Jul 2020