The Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy outlines how the Council recovers costs for administering the Resource Management Act (RMA) in the region.

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 cover everything from consent application fees and other consent charges.  

What it covers

  • Application charges.
  • Discount on administrative charges.
  • Charges for objections.
  • Annual consent charges.
  • Travel charges.
Applicable Legislation: Resource Management Act 1991, Building Act 2004
Effective Date: 1 July 2018