Current Alerts and Notices (View all)

Road conditions(2) Water shutdowns(1)

Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

This table contains City Planning fees and charges for the 2018/19 year.

Fees for Land Use Planning Activities
Section 36(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991 enables the Council to charge a fixed deposit. Section 36(3) allows for additional fees to recover actual and reasonable costs in cases where the fixed deposit is inadequate. Application costs that exceed the deposit will be subject to additional charges at the rates and disbursements set out in the following schedules. For those applications that attract a fixed deposit, a receipt will be issued at the time of payment. A GST invoice will be issued at the completion of processing.
Non-Notified Land Use Consents*
Category A No charge
Category B (deposit) $920.00
Category C (deposit)  $1550.00
Notified Land Use Consents 
Limited Notified Land Use Consents (deposit) $5500.00
Publicly Notified Land Use Consents (deposit) $8500.00
Related Land Use Consents
Extension of time for land use consents. (Section 125(1)(b)) (deposit) $670.00
Boundary Activity Notice Deposit $300.00
Certificates of compliance (Section 139) (deposit) $800.00
Change or cancellation of conditions of land use consents (Section 127(1)(b)) (deposit) $800.00
Existing use certificate (Section 139A) (deposit) $1000.00
Marginal or Temporary Activity Notice Deposit $300.00
Outline plan of works (Section 176A) (deposit) $1100.00
If the application is complex or significant, or specialist advice is needed, a higher deposit may be required before proceeding. Fees will be discussed with the applicant in advance.
Objections to decisions of land use consents (Section 357) and fees (Section 357B) No charge
Fees for Subdivision Activities
Non–Notified Subdivision Consents (deposit) $1850.00
Notified Subdivision Consents
Limited Notified Subdivision Consents (deposit) $4500.00
Publicly Notified Subdivision Consents (deposit) $8500.00
Related Subdivision Consent Matters
Certified copy of Council Resolution (fixed fee) $200.00
Change or cancellation of conditions of subdivision consents (Section 127(1) (deposit)) $1150.00
Combined 223 and 224(c) application (deposit) $630.00
Compliance with subdivision consent conditions (Section 224(c)) (deposit) $480.00
Sealing, certification fee for survey plans (except 224(c)) (per certificate) (deposit) $480.00
Extension of time for subdivision consents (Section 125(1)(b)) (deposit) $700.00
Preparation of consent notices, certificates, bonds, partial or full release/discharge of bonds, revocation of easements (fixed fee, but any legal fees recovered at cost) $260.00
s240 Covenants (deposit) $500.00
s241 Amalgamation of Allotments (deposit) $300.00
Section 221 application (deposit) $1000.00
Section 226 application including certification (deposit) $700.00
Section 243 application (deposit) $500.00
If the application is complex or significant, or specialist advice is needed, a higher deposit may be required before proceeding. Fees will be discussed with the applicant in advance. Engineering, geotechnical, contamination and any other technical input will be an additional fee that recovers actual cost.
Payment of Final Fee for Subdivision Applications: The final fee should be paid promptly after being sent an invoice. If there are any outstanding interim invoices they will be required to be paid before the Section 224 Certificate will be released. 
Objections to decisions of subdivision consents (Section 357) and fees (Section 357B) No charge
Planning - Other Legislation
Cancellation of building line restriction (Section 327A Local Government Act 1974) (deposit) $300.00
Overseas Investment Commission Certificate (deposit) $300.00
Planning certificates for the sale of liquor (deposit) $260.00
Right of way (Section 348 Local Government Act 1974) (includes processing of application and sealing) (deposit) $600.00
Designations/Heritage Orders/Plan Changes
Heritage order applications (deposit and additional charges at cost) $2100.00
Minor modifications (Section 181 (3)) (deposit and additional charges at cost) $580.00
Notice of requirement for designations (Section 168 & Section 181(2)) (deposit and additional charges at cost) $6750.00
Plan changes (privately initiated) (deposit and additional charges at cost) $21000.00
Purchase of District Plan available online only, for free
Uplifting designations No charge
For Designations/heritage Orders/Plan Changes (privately initiated) following payment of the relevant deposit, the Council may, at its discretion, voice for the additional charges at cost on a monthly basis and may stop work on the application until such time as the relevant invoice has been paid. 
Processing Costs
Processing of notified land use and subdivision applications and any additional charges applying to any other planning application listed above will be charged at the following rates: 
Administrative Officers (per hour) $93.00
Compliance Officer (per hour) $114.00
Development contributions officer (per hour) $119.00
Graduate Planners or Monitoring officer (per hour) $119.00
Planners (per hour) $150.00
Principal Advisor/Team Leader/Specialist input (senior level) from another Council department (per hour) $167.00
Senior Planner and specialist input (junior/intermediate level) from another Council department (per hour) $167.00
External consultants At cost
Reports commissioned by the Council  At cost
Refund or Cost Recovery Threshold: There is a $25 threshold either side of the final cost whereby if the amount to be refunded or recovered is less than $25 it will be absorbed to cover the processing cost.
Disbursements
Photocopying (per A4 copy)  
Postage At cost
Public notices At cost
Site inspections At cost
Site signs At cost
Vehicle usage (calculated on time basis (per min)) $0.27
Hearing Costs
Objections to Decisions hearing deposit (where the applicant requests a Commissioner)  $800.00
For all applications involving elected members attendance at hearings for commercial applicants (GST registered only):
Hearing up to 3 hours (fixed fee) $820.00
Hearings over 3 hours (per day) $1640.00
Staff attendance at hearings – cost of staff attending hearing (charged at hourly rates above). For resource consents, only the processing planner will be charged. 
Request to Use Commissioner:
 1. The applicant requesting a commissioner in accordance with Section 100A will be charged at the actual cost of the commissioner, even if submitters also make the same request. If submitters request a commissioner, and the applicant does not, then the submitters must pay for the additional costs associated with the commissioner, with the costs being equally shared between the submitters requesting it. 
2. Plan changes or Notice of Requirements which require the use of a commissioner will be charged at the actual cost of the commissioner.
Consent Monitoring
Contravention of an abatement notice (other than a notice under Section 322(1)(c)) $750.00
Contravention of an excessive noise notice direction under Section 327 $500.00
Contravention of Section 22 (failure to provide certain information to an Enforcement Officer) $300.00
Contravention of Section 9 (restrictions of use of land) $300.00
Monitoring of activities subject to requirements of the HSNO Act (fixed fee) $130.00
Resource Consent monitoring fees (fixed fee) $175.00
State of the Environment monitoring fee (fixed fee) $115.00
Terms of payment: Payment of additional fees are due within 20 working days of the invoice date or 20th of the month, whichever is the latest. 
Site Contamination Search
Commercial and Industrial (fixed fee per site) - Site Contamination Search $310.00
Residential and rural (fixed fee per site) - Site Contamination Search $160.00
Information search to meet requirement (method) of section 6(2) of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011  
Development Contributions
Objections (Full cost recovery for commissioners, council staff and other support) (deposit) $425.00
Remissions, unusual developments and deferral of payment (deposit) $425.00
The Local Government Act provides for full cost recovery. Application costs that exceed the deposit will be subject to additional charges at the rates and disbursements set out in this schedule. For those applications that attract a fixed deposit, a receipt will be issued at the time of payment. A GST invoice will be issued at the completion of processing. Commissioners are selected and appointed independently of Council and their full costs will be recovered.
*Categories of Fees for Non-Notified Land Use Consents
Category A:
Schedule 25.3 trees
Temporary signs for one-off not-for-profit cultural events (determination by Resource Consent department)
Murals
Replacing roof on buildings that are located in a townscape or heritage precinct, or on a scheduled building
Painting of buildings that are located in the townscape or heritage precincts, or a scheduled building
Modifying windows above verandah height of buildings located in a townscape or heritage precinct, or a scheduled building, or replacing a door on a scheduled building
Consents required for activities under Rule 16.6 (Interim Rule for Areas of Significant Conservation Value)
Except for Schedule 25.3 trees, Category A provides only for non-notified applications
Category B:
Rural or rural-residential zone accessory buildings, and Residential zone accessory buildings including carports and garages (except as covered by Category C)
Dwelling alterations including decks and pergolas resulting in minor breach of bulk and location performance standard where density of residential activity complies (except as covered by Category C)
New dwellings where density of residential activity complies (except as covered by Category C)
Signs except for permanent hoardings
Category C:
Retaining walls and/or earthworks
Structures, which includes new dwellings and accessory buildings located in a Landscape Management Area or an Urban Landscape Conservation Area
New dwellings and dwelling alterations not covered by Categories A to B
New buildings in a townscape/heritage precinct
Alteration to buildings located in a townscape/heritage precinct or to scheduled buildings not covered by Category A
Community support activities
Permanent hoarding signs
National Environmental Standard (Soil)
All non-notified resource consent applications not provided for by other categories will be charged at the Category C rate (deposit and actual cost)

Still didn't find what you were looking for?