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Planning staff fees

As 1 August 2021

The time taken to process an application (including any pre-application time, providing advice etc.) and to undertake associated post-consent work and monitoring will be charged at the relevant scheduled hourly rate, plus the actual cost of any external spe-cialists consultants/commissioners and disbursements. Time will be charged at the hourly rate applicable at the time the work was carried out.

Application fees include consent processing, engineering design acceptance, construction audits and clearances, and certification. Additional fees are required to be paid before the section 224 certificate will be released. Bond and maintenance / defect liability clearance fees will be invoiced at the relevant time.

A minimum charge of 15 min will be applied as a starting point.

If the actual cost of processing exceeds the deposit paid, an invoice will be sent for the additional fees. Alternatively, the balance of the deposit will be refunded if the remaining balance is more than $50.00. Interim invoices may be issued.

Staff hourly rates Charges
Technical Level 3 - General Manager, Manager, Project Lead, Legal services $250.00
Technical Level 2 - Intermediate, Senior, Principal, Team Leader, Development Engineering, Development Planner, Specialist, Advisor $220.00
Technical Level 1 - Planners and Officers $170.00
Administration - Administrators, technicians, co-ordinators $130.00
Debt recovery
Where the Council has issued an invoice for the payment of any fee or charge and the amount invoiced has not been paid by the stated due date on the invoice, the Council may commence debt recovery action.
The Council reserves the right to charge interest, payable from the date the debt became due, and recover costs incurred in pursuing recovery of the debt on a solicitor/client basis as outlined in the Fees and Charges Schedule.
City and Infrastructure Planning
City Planning fees below are based on a cost recovery model taking into account the band based roles based on the productive working hours plus overhead allocation.
Manager: City Infrastructure Planning $300.00
Team Leaders $255.00
Senior Planning Engineers & Modellers $220.00
Planner $190.00
Policy planner $190.00


Last Reviewed: 02/08/2021

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