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Fees & Charges


Planning Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Planning Fee (incl GST)
Note: Lodgement fee (unless otherwise stated) Current incl GST
Note: A lodgement fee shall by payable at the time of lodging, Resource Consent and Certificates of Acceptance, or other applications as listed in the following tables for Planning fees and charges:
Note: For applications and other approvals under the Resource Management Act 1991 the following lodgement fees represent a fixed charge in terms of Section 36(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Note: All lodgement fees unless otherwise stated shall be subject to standard Clause 10 (Hourly Charges) where the costs exceed the lodgement fee
Note: A vehicle rate of $0.81/km (including GST) return journey or portion thereof will be charged for all necessary inspections or site visits.
Note: In respect of any charges under the Resource Management Act 1991, hourly rates, vehicle rates and payment of balance/refund and penalties set out in this schedule shall be applicable to any additional charge payable in terms of Section 36(5) of the Act, where the actual and reasonable costs incurred exceed the fixed charge paid.
Note: Provided that for resource consents, private plan changes and any other application requiring notification, advertising, photocopying and postage costs incurred in public notification, agenda preparation and agenda distribution shall be charged at cost as disbursements.
Note: Where inspections or site visits are necessary in addition to the normal requirements, these will be charged at the applicable hourly rate. Any costs incurred through the engagement of external expertise will be charged to the applicant at cost.
Resource Consents - Land Use
Controlled Activity$1,200.00 
Restricted Discretionary Activity$1,400.00 
Discretionary Activity$1,800.00 
Non Complying Activity$2,000.00 
Permitted Boundary Activity$500.00 
Resource Consents and Designation
Fully Notified$16,000.00 
Limited Notified$8,000.00 
Hearing only$3,000.00 
Alteration of Designation/Variation of Conditions$1,800.00 
Resource Consent Extension of Lapse Date (s.125)$1,400.00 
Resource Management Act Certificate of Compliance, Existing Use Right Certificate and Overseas Investment Certificate$1,200.00 
Outline Plan Processing$1,200.00 
Outline Plan Waiver$500.00 
Pre-application Meeting$300.00 
Resource Consents - Subdivisions
Freehold and Leasehold$1,800.00 
Amendment to Existing Leasehold Titles$1,000.00 
Right of Way Survey Plans$1,000.00 
Consent Notice (section 221 of RMA)(per document)$180.00 
Section 223 Certification onlyHourly Rates 
Section 224 Certification (this will also apply when 223 and 224 certification are applied for together)Hourly Rates 
Engineer Check for Section 224Hourly Rates 
Resource Management Act Section 226 Certificate$1,200.00 
Certificate of Transfer and other legal documents$300.00 
Hearings and associated Site Visit and Deliberations (both HDC Hearings Committee and HDC Hearings Commissioner(s) Hearings). The fee is per hour$400.00 
Review of Delegated Decisions (Lodgement Fee)$1,000.00 
Bond Administration Fee$1,400.00 
Resource Consents - Policy
Private Plan Change$40,000.00 
Resource Consents - Monitoring
Hastings (ie sites located within a 3km radius of the HDC Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings$210.00 
Havelock North (ie sites located within a 3-20km radius of the HDC Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings$230.00 
Rural (ie sites located beyond a 20km radius of the HDC Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings$250.00 
Monitoring fee for Permitted Activity Relocated Buildings $750.00 
Gambling Act 2003
Class 4 Gambling Venue Consent$1,800.00 
District Plan
Reserves, Facilities, Roading and Development ContributionsAs per Development Contributions Policy 
Hourly Rates (per hour)
Team Leader Environmental Planning$240.00 
Senior Environmental Planner$225.00 
Environmental Planning Officer$200.00 
EP (Grad)$160.00 
Environmental Planning Assistant$145.00 


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