Part C: Financial information

Fees and user charges

Our Revenue and Financing Policy guides our decisions on how to fund Council services. Under 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 sets targets for each Council activity, determining what proportion should be funded from user charges, general rates, targeted rates and other sources of income.

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

New fees are proposed to be implemented as of 1 July 2017 and are inclusive of GST. For more information see wellington.govt.nz

Sewage collection and disposal network

Listed below are the increases to some of our fees for the sewage collection and disposal network.

Sewage collection and disposal network 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Conveyance & Transport of Trade Waste
Volume    
Up to 100m3/day $0.29/m3 $0.30/m3
Above 7000m3/day $0.91/m3 $0.93/m3
B.O.D (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)    
Up to 3150kg/day $0.31/m3 $0.32/m3
Above 3150kg/day $0.69/m3 $0.71/m3
Suspended Solids    
Up to 1575kg/day $0.30/m3 $0.31/m3
Above 1575kg/day $0.56/m3 $0.57/m3

 

Swimming poolsTop

Listed below are the changes to some of our spectator fees for swimming pools.

Swimming pools 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Spectator fee for parents/guardians of children under 8 $1.00 Nil
Spectator fee – major events and tournaments $1.00 $1.00

Note: a spectator fee will still be charged for major aquatic tournaments and events, and additional spectator fees may be charged by the hosting organisation.

SportsfieldsTop

Listed below are the increases to some of our fees for sportsfields.

Sportsfields 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Cricket
Casual    
Level 1 $386.50 $388.00
Artificial pitch on concrete base $165.00 $170.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $2,917.00 $2,930.00
Level 2 $2,433.00 $2,440.00
Level 3 $1,417.00 $1,420.00
Artificial pitch on concrete base $955.00 $970.00
Rugby, League, Soccer/Football, Aussie Rules
Casual    
Level 2 $107.00 $108.00
Level 3 $82.50 $85.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $2,350.00 $2,400.00
Level 2 $1,535.00 $1,600.00
Level 3 $1,299.00 $1,300.00
Softball
Casual    
Level 1 $176.00 $178.00
Level 2 $124.00 $125.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $739.50 $750.00
Level 2 $497.00 $500.00
Touch, 5-a-side, Ultimate, Gridiron
Casual    
Level 1 $185.50 $187.00
Level 2 $149.00 $150.00
Seasonal    
Level 1 $1,535.00 $1,560.00
Level 2 $1,186.00 $1,200.00
Netball – per Court
Court per season $142.00 $144.00
Off-season or organised $11.00 $12.00
Casual $43.00 $44.00
Tennis
Court per season $193.00 $195.00
Casual $43.00 $44.00
Cycling
Casual $173.00 $176.00
Seasonal $1,747.00 $1,760.00
Athletics
Casual $633.50 $634.00
WRFU Speed Trials $141.00 $144.00
Training
Ground Only (Unserviced)    
1 night $107.00 $108.00
1 night (season) $384.00 $386.50
3 nights (season) $1,150.50 $1,158.00
5 nights (season) $1,917.50 $1,920.00
Ground and Changing Rooms    
1 night $193.00 $195.00
1 night (season) $808.00 $818.00
2 nights (season) $1,613.00 $1,633.00
3 nights (season) $2,420.00 $2,450.00
4 nights (season) $3,227.00 $3,267.00
5 nights (season) $4,035.00 $4,085.00
Elite Parks
Rugby League Park $639.50 $642.00
Newtown Park $639.50 $642.00
Add-Ons
Groundsman – hourly rate(minimum 2 hours) $36.00 $40.00
Toilets Open $36.00 $38.00
Toilets and Changing rooms open $86.00 $88.00

MarinasTop

Listed below are the increases to some of our fees for marinas.

Marinas 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Clyde Quay    
Mooring $1,044.00 $1,075.00
Boat Shed (2 to 13) $2,196.00 $2,262.00
Boat Shed (14 to 27) $1,976.00 $2,036.00
Boat Shed (28, 29) $2,744.00 $2,826.00
Boat Shed (38B) $1,586.00 $1,634.00
Boat Shed (38A to 42B, 48A, 48B) $2,280.00 $2,348.00
Boat Shed (43A to 47B) $2,636.00 $2,716.00
Dinghy Rack $184.00 $189.00
Evans Bay    
Berth $2,632.00 $2,712.00
Berth (Sea Rescue Jetty) $1,548.00 $1,594.00
Boat Shed (8 to 11) $1,036.00 $1,067.00
Boat Shed (1 to 7, 12 to 32) $2,072.00 $2,135.00
Boat Shed (33 to 46) $3,108.00 $3,200.00
Dinghy Locker $310.00 $319.00
Live-Aboard fee $542.00 $558.00
Trailer Park $117.00 $120.00

Building control and facilitationTop

Listed below are the increases to some of our fees for building control and facilitation.

Note that in January 2017, the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 repealed the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and inserted provisions relating to residential pool safety in the Building Act 2004. These changes mean that swimming pools inspection fees are now incorporated under the Building Inspections section in the schedule below.

Note that as of the 1st of July 2017 New Zealand Fire Service will be amalgamated into a new organisation called Fire and Emergency New Zealand. The Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 makes no provision for charging for services, therefore Wellington City Council will no longer charge for Fire Service Reports as part of the building consents process.

Building Control and Facilitation Fees 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Customer services    
Pre-application meetings: consent officer / expert / compliance officer (2 hours total officer time free, then a charge per hour thereafter). $159.00 $163.50
Monthly report of Issued Building Consents $75.50 $77.50
Official Information requests (property): Disbursements - 1st 20 A4 sheets free - 20 cents per additional sheet POA POA
Administration Fee (refunds / cancellations) $100.00 $103.00
Time extension initial fee (30 mins admin, 30 mins inspector). Any time spent over this initial time will be charged at the relevant hourly rate $129.50 $133.25
Time extension - additional inspectors time, hourly rate $159.00 $163.50
Administration fee (other) - hourly rate $100.00 $103.00
Restricted building work check (per notification) $50.00 $51.50
Minor works    
Drainage/Plumbing (val less than $5000) $299.00 $307.50
Free standing fireplace $198.50 $204.00
In-built fireplace $418.00 $430.00
Additional inspection fee (per hour) $159.00 $163.50
Lodgement fee    
Lodging fee for Building Consents $100.00 $103.00
Plan check    
Less than $10,000 (Category 1) $357.00 $367.00
Less than $10,000 (Category 2) $555.00 $570.75
Less than $10,000 (Category 3) $714.00 $734.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 1) $793.00 $815.50
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 2) $793.00 $815.50
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 3) $793.00 $815.50
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 1) $872.50 $897.25
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 2) $872.50 $897.25
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 3) $872.50 $897.25
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 1) $952.00 $979.00
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 2) $1,428.00 $1,468.50
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 3) $1,428.00 $1,468.50
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 1) $2,221.00 $2,283.75
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 2) $2,538.00 $2,609.75
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 3) $2,855.00 $2,935.75
$1,000,000 + (Category 1) $2,935.00 $3,018.00
$1,000,000 + (Category 2) $2,935.00 $3,018.00
$1,000,000 + (Category 3) $2,935.00 $3,018.00
for each $500,000 or part thereof over $1,000,000 $753.50 $774.75
Consent Suspend Fee (to review additional information), charge per additional hour of officer re-assessment time. $159.00 $163.50
Plan check for fast track consents    
Fast Track - consents only - issued within 10 days (criteria applies, and applications will only be accepted on a case by case basis) 2 x consent approval charges 2 x consent approval charges
Fast Track - consents only - issued within 5 days (criteria applies, and applications will only be accepted on a case by case basis). 3 x consent approval charges 3 x consent approval charges
Multi-proof consent    
Lodgement fee $100.00 $103.00
Plan check - est 3 hours @$163.50 $477.00 $489.50
Additional time per hour $159.00 $163.50
Code Compliance Certificate    
Code Compliance Certificate (for Category 1 applications) $100.00 $103.00
Code Compliance Certificate (for Category 2 applications) $100.00 $103.00
Code Compliance Certificate (for Category 3 applications) $126.00 $129.75
Building inspections    
Hourly charge: the initial payment is based on estimate of inspections required. The final charges are based on actual time. $159.00 $163.50
Engineering inspections (not covered by a Producers Statement), including fire, engineering, structural engineering for an unusual proposal or specific design actual cost plus $100 actual cost plus $103
Structural check & additional charges    
Deposit for Category 1 structural work (on Plan Reviews) $283.50 $291.50
Deposit for Category 2 structural work (on Plan Reviews) $386.50 $397.25
Deposit for Category 3 structural work (on Plan Reviews) $706.00 $725.75
Deposit for Category 1 structural work (for Amended Plans) $319.50 $328.50
Deposit for Category 2 structural work (for Amended Plans) $319.50 $328.50
Deposit for Category 3 structural work (for Amended Plans) $422.50 $434.25
Hourly Charge for Engineers (including internal overheads), over and above deposit $285.00 $293.00
Hourly charge for Contract Management, over and above deposit $136.00 $139.75
Deposit for all categories for structural checking not supported by a producer statement from a Chartered professional engineer $706.00 $725.75
Levies    
Department of Building and Housing (DBH) levy per $1,000 (of project value) $2.01 $2.01
Building Research (BRANZ) levy per $1,000 (of project value) $1.00 $1.00
Compliance schedule    
New compliance schedule (linked with Building Consent).
This is the minimum charge (based on one hour of processing), additional charges will apply for time taken over this, at $163.50 per hour for additional hours
$238.00 $244.75
Additional charge per hour for new compliance schedule (linked with Building Consent) $159.00 $163.50
Alterations and amendments to compliance schedule (linked to building consent or application for amendment to Compliance Schedule (CS) Form 11) will be charged on a time-taken basis at $163.50 per hour of officer time. $159.00 $163.50
Minor compliance schedule amendments - change of owner/ agent, minor changes to Compliance Schedule requested by owner/ agent. This is the minimum charge (based on 15 min of processing). Additional charges will apply for time taken over this, at $163.50 per hour for additional hours. (Application for amendment to Compliance Schedule required Form 11). $40.00 $41.00
Certificate lodgement    
Processing time per hour $159.00 $163.50
Preparation of legal documents (covers first two hours of processing time) $300.00 $308.50
Disbursement of legal costs for registering certificates against titles Actual Cost Actual Cost
S77 building over two or more allotments - legal costs Actual Cost Actual Cost
S72 land subject to hazards - Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) lodgement Actual Cost Actual Cost
Certificate of Public Use (CPU)    
Initial fee (includes 1 hour processing time) $159.00 $163.50
Processing time over 1 hour $159.00 $163.50
Lodgement fee $75.00 $77.00
Amended Plan    
Initial fee (includes 1 hour processing time) $159.00 $163.50
Processing time over 1 hour $159.00 $163.50
Lodgement fee $75.00 $77.00
Project Information Memorandum (PIM) - if lodged with building consent    
PIM ONLY - single residential dwelling including accessory buildings $397.00 $408.25
PIM ONLY - other $476.00 $489.50
Certificates of Acceptance    
Lodgement fee $100.00 $103.00
Less than $10,000 (Category 1) $674.50 $693.50
Less than $10,000 (Category 2) $872.50 $897.25
Less than $10,000 (Category 3) $1,031.50 $1,060.75
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 1) $1,110.50 $1,142.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 2) $1,110.50 $1,142.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 3) $1,110.50 $1,142.00
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 1) $1,507.00 $1,549.75
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 2) $1,507.00 $1,549.75
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 3) $1,507.00 $1,549.75
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 1) $1,586.50 $1,631.50
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 2) $2,062.00 $2,120.25
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 3) $2,062.00 $2,120.25
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 1) $2,855.00 $2,935.75
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 2) $3,172.50 $3,262.25
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 3) $3,490.00 $3,588.75
$1,000,000 + (Category 1) $3,569.00 $3,670.00
$1,000,000 + (Category 2) $3,569.00 $3,670.00
$1,000,000 + (Category 3) $3,569.00 $3,670.00
for each $500,000 or part thereof over $1,000,000 $753.50 $774.75
Consent Suspend Fee (to review additional information), charge per additional hour of officer re-assessment time. $159.00 $163.50
Building Warrant of Fitness    
Independent Qualified Person (IQP) registration fee (New & Renewal) $159.00 $163.50
Additional charge for each new competency registered $75.00 $77.00
Building Warrant of Fitness - Annual Certificate.
This is the base charge for 1 specified system. Additional charges will apply for time over 0.5 hours
$79.50 $81.75
Building Warrant of Fitness - Annual Certificate.
This is the base charge for 2-10 specified systems. Additional charges will apply for time taken over 1 hour
$159.00 $163.50
Building Warrant of Fitness - Annual Certificate.
This is the base charge for 11+ specified systems. Additional charges will apply for time taken over 1.5 hours
$238.00 $244.75
Additional charge per hour for processing Annual Certificate, where processing time exceeds that allowed for in the base charge. $159.00 $163.50
Building Warrant of Fitness Inspection (per hour) $159.00 $163.50
Special activity and monitoring    
Hourly charge for officer time considering proposals and monitoring compliance $159.00 $163.50
Building Certificate (pre-requisite for liquor license application)    
Where application for building certificate received with application for town planning certificate $159.00 $163.50
Where application received independently $257.00 $264.25
Additional charge per hour for processing Building Certificate, where processing time exceeds one hour $159.00 $163.50
LIM and Information Services    
LIMs : Residential $323.50 $333.25
Fast track residential LIMs $485.00 $499.50
LIMs: Commercial Base Fee $755.00 $777.75
LIMs : Per hour after 7 hrs $100.00 $103.00
Property Reports: Building Consents $151.00 $155.50
Property Reports: Multi-residential 3-8 unit property $220.50 $227.00
Property Reports: Multi-residential 8+ unit property $234.00 $241.00
Building Consent printout (site specific) $27.00 $27.75
Certificate of Title $26.00 $26.75

Public Health Regulations Top

Listed below are the changes to Public Health fees:

Public Health 2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Template or Model Food Control Plan
Verification    
1st verification – Normal (changed from 2.5 to 4 hours) $387.50 $620.00
2nd verification – Normal (changed from 2.5 to 4 hours) $387.50 $620.00
1st verification – Simple (2 hours) N/A $310.00 (New)
2nd verification – Simple (2 hours) N/A $310.00 (New)
Reduced Verification – 1 hour $155.00 Removed
National Programme
Verification    
1st verification $155.00 (1 hour) $310.00 (2 hours)
2nd verification $155.00 (1 hour) $310.00 (2 hours)
Pavement / Foothpath Permissions    
Central city (per m2) – Non-smoking area $90.00 Nil
Central city (per m2) – Smoking area $90.00 $45.00
Suburbs (per m2) – Non-smoking area $58.50 Nil
Suburbs (per m2) – Smoking area $58.50 $29.25

ParkingTop

New hourly fee for parking within the Central Business District will be progressed by the City Strategy Committee in accordance with Council’s separate process for developing resolutions under the Traffic Bylaw. The changes in fees are:

Parking – per hour
(2 hour max stay)
2016/17 Fee 2017/18 Fee
Zone A1 (see map below) $4.00 $4.50

Map showing parking zones and fees.