Increases to some fees to maintain cost recovery
We are proposing an increase to some regulatory fees so that we continue to cover the full cost of providing these services:
- resource consents – bundled consent deposits, tree consents, boundary adjustments (unit title and cross lease), change of condition (s127) and others
- building control – lapsed/refused building consent, waiver/modification of building code, extensions of time to start building work, solid fuel heater/injected wall application and others
- harbour master fees – mooring fees and foreign vessel (over 40 meters in length) anchorage/dynamic positioning
- animal management – impound and sustenance fees.
The cost of providing these services has risen faster than inflation.
The fees we charge need to rise to ensure that these services continue to be funded by users, not ratepayers.
Read more about the proposed fees and charges in section 1.6 (page 17) of the supporting information document.