RMA and Building Act Charges Policy
The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) promotes the sustainable management of natural physical resources. It sets out how we should manage our environment and forms the foundation for the majority of our work.
To carry out our work under the RMA, we process resource consents, monitor and manage consented and other authorised activities and monitor the state of the region’s resources. The costs associated with this work are set under section 36 of the RMA and we pass these costs along to applicants and consent holders. These costs are included in our Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy and covers everything from consent application fees and other consent charges.
This policy also includes charges set under Section 243 of the Building Act 2004 for a limited range of functions relating to dams which we are responsible for.
You can view a copy of the current Policy (operative from 1 July 2018) here:
Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2018-19 (3MB, pdf).