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Fees and deposits for resource consent, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change

We recover costs for processing these applications based on the specified hourly rate of the planners and specialists involved. These costs are for resource consents, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change.

Deposit amounts you will need to pay

You must include the relevant lodgement deposit with your resource consent, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Change applications, to cover initial application processing costs.

If the actual cost is less than the deposit amount, we will refund the difference.

If the actual cost exceeds the deposit amount, which happens in most cases, we will invoice you for the additional costs.

Our tip

Submit all the required information with your application to avoid further processing costs. If you have any questions about what you need to provide, contact us on 09 301 0101.

Deposit fee calculator

If you are applying for a building or resource consent, use the building and resource consent deposit calculator to find out how much your deposit will be.


Schedule of fees

Pre-application advice

  • The fees listed in the table are for resource consent, Notice of Requirement and Private Plan Changes lodgement deposits from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. All fees include GST.

  • We may charge additional processing fees, which may exceed the initial lodgement deposit.

The initial pre-application appraisal will involve one or two planning and/or development engineering staff. Other specialists will be charged as required.

Read fee table.
DescriptionFee
Private Plan Change pre-application appraisal

​$500 processing deposit (additional charges by the hour)

Resource consent - standard pre-application appraisal (one or two planning and/or engineering staff)

$500 deposit

Resource consent - complex pre-application meeting$500 processing deposit (additional charges by the hour)

Hourly Rates

Read fee table.
DescriptionFee
Administration (all areas)$108
Planner, junior engineer, subdivision, urban design, building, compliance, monitoring, investigation, environmental health, licensing, other$162
Senior, specialist, intermediate, principal, team leader (all areas)$192
Manager, project manager, legal services (all areas)$201

Note:

  1. These categories denote descriptions of work performed by council officers.

  2. Position titles vary across Auckland Council.

  3. External resource will be charged at Senior/Intermediate rate. Where the cost of the external resource involved exceed the Auckland Council rates, it will be charged at cost.

Land use resource consents

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Waiver of outline plans$500
Residential (infringing development controls)$3000
Non-residential$5000
Residential (four or more dwellings)$5000
Tree works$255 deposit (fixed charge)
Residential (required when district plan rules are infringed)$3000

​Subdivision resource consents

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
All (with the exception of those below)$4500
Cross-lease, unit title, boundary adjustment$1500
Right of way$1000

​Regional resource consents

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Coastal structures, activities and occupation$4000
Contaminated sites, landfills, discharge contaminants to air (main discharge odour)$7000
Discharge of stormwater, domestic wastewater or other contaminants$4000
Earthworks$4000
Sediment$4000
Transfer of coastal, water or discharge permit to another site$4000
Water take, use and diversion$4000
Works in, on, under or over the bed of a lake, river, stream$4000

​Private plan change

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Complex projects$30000
Simple projects$10000

​Notice of requirement

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Minor alteration to an existing notice of requirement$5000
Notice of requirement - simple new notice or alteration$10000
Uplift an existing notice of requirement$1000
Notice of requirement - complex new notice or alteration$30000

​Other resource consent lodgement fees

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Certificate of compliance, existing use, s224(C), outline plan, extension of time$1200
Variation, review of conditions$1500
Consent transfer or consent surrender

​$227 (fixed charge)

Permitted activity review - review of any proposal or query to determine if it is a permitted activity$250
Drill or alter a bore$500
Multiple / bundle applications for any combination of two or more: land use, subdivision or regional consent$5000

​Notified resource consent fees

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Fully notified$20000
Hearing deposit (where complex, a higher deposit will be required)$3000
Limited notified$10000
Tree works (where district plan required payment of a charge)$530 deposit

​Engineering approval fees

Read fee table.
Description Lodgement deposit
Approval of engineering works (major) and consent to drainage works - construction of private drains through adjoining premises of works on private land$1500
Approval of engineering works (minor) and common access way$600

​Consents report fees

Read fee table.
Description Fee
Single request (monthly or weekly report)$144
Weekly (annual subscription)$1546
Monthly (annual subscription)$742

Get a copy of the fees

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