Nelson City Council would like to know what you think of the proposed amendments to fees and charges for Resource Management Act, Food Act, and Building Act activities for the next financial year.

All charges are reviewed each year to determine whether they need to change or not.

Council has reviewed its charges and is proposing to increase user fees and charges in several areas, to keep pace with inflation. In line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI), this will mean a 4.9% increase for most activities, to ensure those benefitting from the services pay a reasonable portion of the costs to provide the services.

We want to know what you think of the proposed changes and invite you to make submissions until 5pm Saturday 14 May 2022.

Council will be taking account of all submissions made before making a decision on this proposal.

What is changing?

Council decided to increase regulatory fees and charges in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) at 4.9% for most activities under the Resource Management Act, Food Act, and Building Act.

New changes, or changes that are greater than CPI are:

  1. Fix the fee for the solid fuel burners at $450, and $625 if an extra cavity inspection is required (the existing deposits are $430 and $595, with additional charges invoiced at the hourly rate);
  2. Introduce a deposit of $250 for historic consents (consents where more than 5 years has lapsed since granting and no Code Compliance Certificate has been issued);
  3. Raise the deposit for amendments to Building Consents from $125 to $450 to better reflect the actual final cost, minimising larger invoices at the time of issuing the amendment.

The changes proposed will come into effect on 1 July 2022.

Click on the links in the document library to read the statements of proposal for details of the draft changes.

Have your say

Submissions have now closed.