Proposed RMA Fees

​PUBLIC CONSULTATION

​Proposed Fees for New Activities Included in the Resource Management Act 1991

Issued 5 December 2017
Submissions close 5pm Monday 22 January 2018

SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED AND THE MATTER WILL BE CONSIDERED BY COUNCIL AT THEIR MEETING ON 12 FEBRUARY 2018. THE AGENDA WILL BE UPLOADED TO OUR WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE MEETING AND WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE.

Statement of proposal

What is the basis of this proposal?

Recent changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 (the RMA) have introduced two new consenting processes:

  • Permitted boundary activities (section 87BA of the RMA); and
  • Deemed permitted activities (section 87BB of the RMA).

These new provisions came into force on 18 October 2017.

Council, acting in terms of section 36 and section 36AA of the RMA, proposes to set fees to recover the costs associated with processing these new consents.

What is being proposed?

Council is proposing that fees for the new consent processes are set as follows:

All fees listed are Deposits. Balance of charges will be charged at the rates specified.

​Permitted boundary activities (section 87B)​deposit only​$300
Deemed permitted activities (section 87BB)​deposit only​$470

For purposes of section 155, of the Local Government Act 2002, Council confirms that the proposed fees are similar to that for other RMA activities undertaken by Council and that they are based on actual costs incurred.

Our full fees and charges are available on our website: www.greydc.govt.nz/our-council/fees-and-charges  

What are the options?

There is only one practicable option in this instance, namely to provide to undertake the new functions that became operative from 18 October 2017 and to provide for fair and objective cost recovery. This Proposal aims to achieve that.

Note: The new fees will not come into force until the proposal has gone out for public consultation and then adopted by Council. It is expected that Council will hear and consider submissions at their ordinary meeting in February 2018.

How to have your say

Our community is encouraged to have their say on this proposal. All submissions must be in writing. We will accept submissions in the following format:

  • Council submission form – online or paper
  • Email to submissions@greydc.govt.nz
  • Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth

You are welcome to address Council in person on your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Council will hear and consider submissions at a meeting after the close-off date (most likely the February 2018 meeting).

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 22 January 2018.

​Documents

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