Resource Management

Resource Management Fees and Charges

The Lodgement Fee will be required to accompany the Resource Consent Application. An invoice will be sent for additional fees. The Lodgement Fee is a deposit only and may not be the complete charge. There may be additional fees or a part refund as explained above.

If applications for resource consent and applications to change or cancel conditions are not processed within the statutory time frames, discounts shall be paid on administrative charges. The discounts shall be in accordance with the Regulations to the Resource Management Act 1991.

Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 enables Council to charge additional fees to recover actual and reasonable costs where the Lodgement Fee is inadequate.

When the total cost to process an application exceeds the Lodgement Fee, Charge Out Rates may apply.

Council also reserves its discretion to refund part of the fixed fee if the work required to process the application is less than usual.

These fees will not be refunded if the application is declined or withdrawn.

For Financial Contributions please see the Waimate District Council Financial Contributions Policy or the Waimate District Plan.

Resource Consent Applications

Notified Consent

$4,000.00 deposit

Limited Notified (service only) Consent

$2,000.00 deposit

Non-notified Subdivision Consent

$1,000.00 deposit

Non-notified Land Use Consent

$800.00 deposit

Non-notified Land Use Consent (minor)

$400.00 deposit

Non-notified Subdivision Consent — Change to flats plan or unit title

$660.00 deposit


Revocation of Easements (not included in Subdivision Consent)


Existing Allotments Section 226 Certificate (new titles created)


Section 223 Certificate (subdivision sealing completion)


Section 224(c) Certificate including Section 223 Certificate


Removal of building line restriction


Certificates of Compliance


Change or cancellation of conditions

$400.00 deposit

Existing use rights and existing use certificate


Extension of time

$400.00 deposit

Charge Out Rates

Pre-application advice — after the first hour of staff time (per hour or part thereof)


Staff time charge out rate — per hour or part thereof


Public Notices

Actual cost

Other Applications

Outline Plan

$400.00 deposit

Alteration to a designation

$1,000.00 deposit

Extension of time to a designation

$1,000.00 deposit

Private Plan change

$5,000.00 deposit

Notice of requirements for designations

$3,000.00 deposit

Right of Way Approval (not included in Subdivision Consent)


Certificates for Licensed Motor Vehicle Dealer (LMVD)


Certificates under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012



Consultants/Legal Advice

Actual cost

Commissioning Special Reports

Actual cost

Hearing Fees

Hearing Fee -  per hour or part thereof (minimum charge-out of one hour)



Actual cost

Additional monitoring of resource consents and monitoring of non-compliance with the Waimate District Plan or the Resource Management Act 1991 — per hour or part thereof


Planning and Regulatory Fees and Charges - General

Certificate of Title


Copy of By-Laws


Waimate District Plan

$200.00 plus postage

Land Information Memorandum — Residential and Rural properties of less than 2.5 hectare


Land Information Memorandum - Non-Residential and Rural properties greater than 2.5ha.
Processing of LIM to a maximum of 4 hours. Charge out fee applies thereafter ($150 per hour)


Amusement Device (as set by legislation)


Additional Amusement Device (as set by legislation)