District planning fees are charged under the Resource Management Act 1991. Resource management infringements are determined by statute and can be found in the Resource Management (Infringement Offences) Regulations 1999.

  Unit Fee ($)
Planning Advice
  Application and compliance advice no charge
Planning Application Fees
  Notified and Limited Notified Resource Consent Applications, Designations and Heritage Orders
    Administration lodgement 550.00
    Public advertisement lodgement 450.00
    Hearing (extra charge may be incurred in the conduct of a hearing) 550.00
    Hearings when heard by Commissioners, including drafting decision actual cost
  Non-Notified Resource Consent Applications, Designations and Heritage Orders
    Land Use Consent
      Non-complying with District Plan amenity standards only 550.00
      Boundary activities 350.00
      Marginal or temporary activities 350.00
      All others 720.00
    Subdivision Consent
      1-5 lots including the balance lot 720.00
      6+ lots including the balance lot 900.00
      Section 226 certificate (separation of title) 500.00
      Section 223 survey plan approval certificate 220.00
      Section 224 completion approval certificate (if applied separately from Section 233) 220.00
    New or alteration to designation or heritage order 720.00
Miscellaneous Resource Consents
  Section 108A bond preparation 350.00
  Section 139 certificate of compliance 350.00
  Section 139A existing use certificate 350.00
  Section 127 change/cancel consent conditions 720.00
  Section 125 extensions of time (lapse date) 440.00
  Section 221 preparation or change/cancel consent notice 350.00
  Section 241 cancel amalgamation condition 350.00
  Section 235 instrument creating esplanade strip/reserve 350.00
  Section 243 cancellation of easements 350.00
Miscellaneous Designation and Heritage Orders
  Section 176A outline plan approval 500.00
  Waiver for requirement for outline plan 350.00
  Removal of designation or heritage order 350.00
Miscellaneous Approvals
  Section 348 right of way approval 350.00
  Overseas Investment Act Certificate 350.00
  Other certificates (licensed motor vehicle dealer, etc) 350.00
District Plan Amendments
  Private Plan change request 5,750.00
Compliance and Monitoring
  Inspection actual cost based on hourly rate per officer
1. The application fee is a fixed initial charge only, unless otherwise stated to be a fixed charge. The initial charge is the amount required up front when lodging an application. Council will take no action on the application in accordance with Section 36(7) until this amount is paid.
2. Section 36 of the Resource Management Act enables the Tararua District Council to charge additional fees. These are fees to recover actual and reasonable costs incurred where the actual and reasonable costs exceed the initial charge paid. Council will charge any costs incurred through the engagement of external expertise to the applicant at cost.
Resource management infringements statutory fee
Officer and Decision-Maker Rates
The Council will charge the following rates for its officers, consultants, solicitors and decision-makers for the processing of consents, hearings, and designations, etc. that do not have a fixed charge.
  Administration Officer per hour * 100.00
  Planning Officer per hour * 150.00
  Technical and professional Council staff per hour * 150.00
  Manager per hour * 200.00
  Consultant and solicitor fees associated with all work types actual cost
  Comissioner actual cost
  Hearing Committee Chair and Panel Members actual cost
  * or part thereof.

Land information memorandum (LIM)

Standard LIM (zoned Residential or Settlement as per District Plan) 240.00
Non-standard LIM (zoned Rural, Industrial and Commercial as per District Plan) 350.00
Cancellation within 24 hours - $120 refunded
Cancellation after 24 hours - no refund