Part D: ​Financial information

Fees and user charges

Our Revenue and Financing Policy guides our decisions on how to fund Council services. In the policy, we take into account who benefits from a service (individuals, parts of the community, or the community as a whole) to help us determine how the service should be funded. The policy set targets for each Council activity, determining what proportion should be funded from each of user charges, general rates, targeted rates and other sources of income.

In line with this policy, we have made some changes to fees and charges in the following areas:

New fees will be implemented as of 1 July 2015 and are inclusive of GST. For more information see www.wellington.co.nz

Development control and facilitation

We are increasing our fees for development control and facilitation work, including fees for consents, compliance monitoring and enforcement.

Resource Consent Fees 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
Service    
Pre-application meetings: planner / expert / compliance officer (charge per hour)   $150.00   $155.00
Non-notified Resource Consent: land use   $1,500.00   $1,650.00
Non-notified Resource Consent: subdivision   N / A   $2,000.00
Non-notified Resource Consent: land-use and subdivision   N / A   $2,700.00
Limited notified Resource Consent: subdivision and / or land use   $8,000.00   $8,400.00
Fully notified Resource Consent: subdivision and / or land use (includes $1,500.00 towards the cost of the public notices)   $15,000.00   $16,000.00
     
Additional Charges    
Additional hours (per hour):    
- All consents: additional processing hours (per hour) – planner / advisor / compliance officer   $150.00   $155.00
- All consents: additional processing hours (per hour) – administrative officer   $85.00   $90.00
     
Compliance Monitoring    
Monitoring Administration of Resource Consents: subdivision or land use – minimum of one hour then based on actual time after that   $150.00   $155.00
Additional hours (per hour):    
- planner / expert / compliance officer $150.00 $155.00
- administrative officer $85.00 $90.00
     
Subdivision Certification    
Below are minimum fees. Charges will be based on actual time if over and above that    
Stage certification: each stage for s223, s224(f), s226 etc   $300.00   $310.00
Combination of two or more Stage certificates: s223, s224(f), s226 etc   $600.00   $900.00
Certification s224(c)   $600.00   $900.00
All other RMA, Building Act, Unit Titles Act and LGA certificates, legal documents etc (disbursements charged separately) - up to 2 hrs     $300.00     $310.00
Bonds: each stage of preparation or release   $300.00   $310.00
     
Vehicle Access    
Plan check linked to a building consent or resource consent   $300.00   $310.00
Initial inspection fee $150.00 $155.00
Vehicle crossing inspection fee over 1 hour $150.00 $155.00
     
District Plan Check Fee    
All applications (except minor works)    
Building consents with a project value of less than $20,000 (initial charge for 30 mins, then additional charges apply per hour of processing time above this)   $75.00   $80.00
Building consents with a project value of $20,001 or over (initial charge for first hour, then additional charges apply per hour of processing time above this)   $150.00   $155.00
Additional hours – per hour $150.00 $155.00
Outline Plan Waiver $300.00 Removed
     
Planning Policy    
Additional planner / advisor’s time (per hour) $135.00 $155.00
Additional administrative officer’s time (per hour) $70.00 $90.00

Trade WasteTop

We are increasing our fees for the conveyance and transport of Trade Waste.

Conveyance and Transport of Trade Waste 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
Volume    
Up to 100m3/day $0.27/m3 $0.28/m3
Between 100m3/day and 7000m3/day $0.13/m3 $0.13/m3
Above 7000m3/day $0.85/m3 $0.89/m3
     
B.O.D    
Up to 3150kg/day $0.29/m3 $0.30/m3
Above 3150kg/day $0.64/m3 $0.68/m3
     
Suspended Solids    
Up to 1575kg/day $0.28/m3 $0.29/m3
Above 1575kg/day $0.52/m3 $0.55/m3

RecyclingTop

We are increasing our fees for the recycling levy component of the landfill levy.

Landfill Fees 2014/15
Deposit/ Fee
2015/16
Deposit/ Fee
Landfill Levy (per tonne) $118.20 $121.80
Kai to Compost (per bin lift) $7.50 $10.00

MarinasTop

We are increasing our fees for Marinas.

Marinas 2014/15
Deposit/ Fee
2015/16
​Deposit/ Fee
Evans Bay Marina    
Berth (12m to 20m) $2,580.00 $2,632.00
Berth ( Sea Rescue Jetty) $1,520.00 $1,548.00
Boat Shed (8 to 11) $1,016.00 $1,036.00
Boat Shed (1 to 7, 12 to 32) $2,032.00 $2.072.00
Boat Shed (33 to 46) $3,048.00 $3,108.00
Dinghy Locker $304.00 $310.00
Live-Aboard $532.00 $542.00
     
Clyde Quay Boat Harbour    
Mooring $1,020.00 $1,044.00
Boat Shed (2 to 13) $2,144.00 $2,196.00
Boat Shed (14 to 27) $1,928.00 $1,976.00
Boat Shed (38B) $1,548.00 $1,586.00
Boat Shed (38A to 42B, 48A and 48B) $2,224.00 $2,280.00
Boat Shed (43A to 47B) $2,572.00 $2,636.00
Dinghy Racks $180.00 $184.00

Swimming PoolsTop

We are increasing some of our fees for Swimming Pools.

Pool fees 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
Adult Spa (Community Pool) $4.80 $5.00
Adult Spa (WRAC) $5.70 $6.00

Public Health RegulationsTop

We are increasing our fees for Public Health Regulations.

Public Health Regulation Fees 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
Health Licensing and Inspection    
New food premises (first year set up) $495.00 $515.00
New non-food premises (first year set up) $250.00 $260.00
Change of occupiers base fee – minimum one hour $190.00 $200.00
Change of occupiers base fee – additional per hour $130.00 $135.00
Inspections (per hour) for legal action $130.00 $135.00
     
Annual licence for registered food premises    
*Excellent grade $185.00 - $615.00 $195.00 - $645.00
*Very good grade $310.00 - $865.00 $325.00 - $900.00
*Ungraded $370.00 – 1,110.00 $385.00 – 1,160.00
*Ungraded - high risk $495.00 - $1,900.00 $515.00 - $1,985.00
*VIP registration and verification $485.00 - $1850.00 $505.00 – $1,935.00
Additional inspections (over 3 hours) per hour $130.00 $135.00
Re-grading of premises (per hour) $130.00 $135.00
     
Health license    
*Sports clubs (minimal food preparation) $155.00 $160.00
*Unregistered eating houses $215.00 $225.00
     
Temporary license    
*Temporary/ mobile food stalls base fee – minimum one hour $185.00 $195.00
*Temporary/ mobile food stalls base fee – additional per hour $130.00 $135.00
     
Public notice under Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2013 N / A $150.00

City ArchivesTop

We are changing our fees for City Archives.

City Archive Property Plan Fees 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
New single-charge search and copy fees    
Residential building single property search and copy fee N / A $55.00
Commercial building single property search and copy fee N / A $125.00
Registered student single property search and copy fee N / A $30.00
Fee for search and copy of a single permit or consent N / A $25.00
Fee for search and copy of a single permit or consent; student   N / A   $10.00
     
Existing search costs    
First permit/consent residential building plan search fee $27.50 Removed
Subsequent permit/consent residential building plan search fee   $5.50   Removed
First permit/consent commercial building plan search fee $38.50 Removed
Subsequent permit/consent commercial building plan search fee   $7.70 Removed
First building plan search fee for students with ID for registered courses   $7.00 Removed
Subsequent building plan search fee for students with ID for registered courses   $3.00 Removed
     
Miscellaneous or one-off charges for smaller jobs    
Archives research (per ½ hour) $27.50 $30.00
Photocopy A0 $8.50 $9.00
Photocopy A1 $4.50 $5.00
Photocopy A2 $4.50 $5.00
Photocopy A3 $0.80 $1.00
Photocopy A4 $0.50 $0.50
High res photographic reproduction (digital) $37.50 $40.00
Standard res photographic reproduction (digital) $18.50 $20.00
Digital copy of a plan (since 2011-12) $2.00 $2.00

Sports fieldsTop

We are increasing some of our fees for use of Sportsfields.

Sports field fees 2014/15 Deposit/ Fee 2015/16 Deposit/ Fee
Cricket    
Casual    
Level 1 $379.00 $386.50
Level 2 $251.00 $256.00
Artificial pitch on concrete base $162.00 $165.00
Artificial pitch on grass base $162.00 $165.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $2,862.00 $2,917.00
Level 2 $2,388.00 $2,433.00
Level 3 $1,392.00 $1,417.00
     
Rugby, League, Soccer, Aussie Rules    
Casual    
Level 1 $139.00 $142.00
Level 2 $105.00 $107.00
Level 3 $81.00 $82.50
Seasonal    
Level 1 $1,971.00 $2,350.00
Level 2 $1,505.00 $1,535.00
Level 3 $1,274.00 $1,299.00
     
Softball    
Casual    
Level 1 $173.00 $176.00
Level 2 $122.00 $124.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $725.00 $739.50
Level 2 $487.00 $497.00
     
Touch, 5-a-side, Ultimate Flying Disk, Gridiron    
Casual    
Level 1 $182.00 $185.50
Level 2 $146.00 $149.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $1,505.00 $1,535.00
Level 2 $1,163.00 $1,186.00
     
Netball – per court    
Court per season $139.00 $142.00
Off-season or organized $11.00 $11.00
Casual $42.00 $43.00
     
Tennis    
Court per season $189.00 $193.00
Off-season or organized $18.00 $18.00
Casual $42.00 $43.00
     
Cycling    
Casual $170.00 $173.00
Seasonal $1,713.00 $1,747.00
     
Athletics    
Casual $621.00 $633.50
WRFU speed trials $138.00 $141.00
Seasonal $10,360.00 $10,568.00
     
Croquet – one lawn    
Casual $168.00 $171.00
Seasonal $787.00 $803.00
     
Training    
Ground Only    
1 night $105.00 $107.00
1 night (season) $376.00 $384.00
2 nights (season) $753.00 $768.00
3 nights (season) $1,128.00 $1,150.50
4 nights (season) $1,505.00 $1,535.00
5 nights (season) $1,880.00 $1,917.50
Ground and Changing Rooms    
1 night $189.00 $193.00
1 night (season) $792.00 $808.00
2 nights (season) $1,582.00 $1,613.00
3 nights (season) $2,373.00 $2,420.00
Sports Fields Fees    
4 nights (season) $3,164.00 $3,227.00
5 nights (season) $3,955.00 $4,035.00
     
Elite Parks    
Rugby League Park $627.00 $639.50
Newtown Park $627.00 $639.50
     
Picnics $57.00 $58.00
     
Marquees    
Booking fee (non-refundable) $84.00 $86.00
Marquee up to 50m2 $502.00 $512.00
Marquee up to 100m2 $835.00 $851.50
Marquee > 100m2 $1,330.00 $1,356.50
     
Add-ons    
Groundsman – hourly rate (minimum 2 hours) $35.00 $36.00
Toilets open $35.00 $36.00
Toilets and changing rooms open $84.00 $86.00