Fees and 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 each of user charges, general rates, targeted rates and other sources of income.

For 2013/14, in line with that policy we have made some changes to fees and charges in the following areas:

New fees will be implemented as of 1 July 2013 and are inclusive of GST unless otherwise stated. For more information see www.Wellington.co.nz

Recycling, Waste Minimisation and Disposal

Recycling, Waste Minimisation & Disposal 2012/13 2013/14
Landfill levy (per tonne inclusive of recycling levy) $114.70 $118.10
Rubbish Bags (RRP each) $2.52 $2.50

Swimming PoolsTop

Pool Fees 2012/13 2013/14
All Pools Except Khandallah    
Adult Swim $5.70 $5.90
Child Swim $3.50 $3.60
Under 5 Swim $1.20 $1.20
Leisure Card Adult $2.90 $3.00
Leisure Card Child $1.70 $1.70
Family Pass 2 adults 3 children $15.00 $15.40
Adult 12 Swim Concession $57.00 $58.50
Adult 30 Swim Concession $142.50 $146.00
Child 12 Swim Concession $35.00 $35.90
Child 30 Swim Concession $87.50 $89.70
Khandallah Pool    
Adult Swim $2.00 $3.00
Child Swim $1.00 $1.50
All Pools Except Khandallah    
Swim Membership Adult Month $57.80 $59.25
Swim Membership Adult Yearly $693.10 $710.45
Swim Membership Child Month $34.60 $35.45
Swim Membership Child Yearly $415.90 $426.30

Burials and CremationsTop

Burials and Cremations 2012/13 2013/14
Karori Cemetery    
Rose Garden Plots    
Ash Plots (2 interments) $918.00 $946.00
Memorial Plots $515.00 $530.00
Granite Book Memorial $357.00 $368.00
Memorial Plaques    
Bronze Columbarium Wall (135x95) $296.00 $305.00
Niches    
Old Single Niche (Bronze) $867.00 $893.00
Plaque (Name, Date of Death, Age) $326.00 $336.00
New Single Niche (Bronze) $1,000.00 $1,030.00
Plaque (Name, Date of Death, Age) $326.00 $336.00
New Double Niche (Bronze) $1,148.00 $1,182.00
Plaque (Name, Date of Death, Age) $413.00 $425.00
New Single Niche (Granite) $938.00 $966.00
Plaque- Enquire Monumental Mason    
New Double Niche (Granite) $1,566.00 $1,613.00
Plaque- Enquire Monumental Mason
​Soldiers (In Perpetuity) (when available)
$209.00 $215.00
Plaque $434.00 $447.00
Second Inscription $230.00 $237.00
Interment Fees    
Second interment $1,148.00 $1,182.00
Ashes $153.00 $158.00
Niche placement/removal $153.00 $158.00
Vault placement $311.00 $320.00
Indigent $204.00 $210.00
Serviceman/Woman’s $581.00 $598.00
Stillborn (unmarked)    
Interment fee $87.00 $90.00
Plot $41.00 $42.00
Extras    
Disinterment $1,877.00 $1,933.00
Ash disinterment $255.00 $263.00
Extra width (per 300mm) $189.00 $195.00
Extra depth (per 300mm) $250.00 $257.00
Breaking concrete floor $209.00 $215.00
Concrete cutting floor $260.00 $268.00
Grave plot probe $51.00 $53.00
Core drilling ash interments (Karori only) $230.00 $237.00
Muslim Boards (adult) $173.00 $178.00
Muslim Boards (child) $102.00 $105.00
Change of deed $61.00 $63.00
Plaque placement/removal $82.00 $84.00
Plaque polishing $31.00 $32.00
Permit fee for monument work $82.00 $84.00
Permit fee for monument work – Karori Rose Gardens $51.00 $53.00
Non-compliance fee for no permit $71.00 $73.00
Outside district fee – casket plot * $887.00 $913.00
Outside district fee – ash plot * $418.00 $430.00
Outside district fee – indigent burial * $138.00 $142.00
Outside district fee – 2nd interment into existing plot * $571.00 $588.00
Outside district fee – ash scatter * $41.00 $42.00
* applies to all plot purchases, where deceased has lived outside Wellington City for the last 5 years or more    
Makara Cemetery    
Adult Plot (Plaque Lawn)    
Plot $908.00 $935.00
Maintenance fee $557.00 $574.00
Interment fee $622.00 $641.00
Beam fee $153.00 $158.00
Engraved plaque &    
1st inscription $612.00 $630.00
2nd inscription $230.00 $237.00
Embossed plaque (for up to 100 letters - $1/letter thereafter $966.00 $995.00
Second Interments    
All sections $1,148.00 $1,182.00
Denominational Areas    
Plot $1,122.00 $1,156.00
Maintenance Fee $778.00 $801.00
Interment fee $627.00 $646.00
Beam fee $153.00 $158.00
Natural Burial    
Plot $1,250.00 $1,287.00
Maintenance Fee $624.00 $643.00
Interment fee $938.00 $966.00
Miscellaneous    
Temporary Grave Marker (13mth lease) $138.00 $142.00
Funerals booked after 3:30pm $189.00 $195.00
Public Holiday Fee $836.00 $864.00
Cancellation Fee $102.00 $105.00
Overtime    
Casket Interment w/end $627.00 $646.00
Ash Interment w/end $209.00 $215.00
Ash Plots    
Ash Beam    
Plot $286.00 $295.00
Maintenance $158.00 $163.00
Beam fee $153.00 $158.00
Interment fee $153.00 $158.00
Ash Circle    
Plot $490.00 $505.00
Maintenance $158.00 $163.00
Interment fee $153.00 $163.00
Cremations, Ashes & Chapel Hire    
Adult    
Delivery Only $685.00 $685.00
Committal Service (1/2 Hour) $838.00 $838.00
Full Service (1 Hour) $894.00 $894.00
Funerals booked after 3.30pm $189.00 $189.00
Indigent $122.00 $122.00
Children    
1 to 10 years $190.00 $190.00
Birth to 1 year $73.00 $73.00
Stillborn $67.00 $67.00
Chapel Hire:    
Per 1/2 hour $189.00 $195.00
Chapel Hire for Burials & Cremations per 1/2 hour $204.00 $210.00
Chapel hire for cremation elsewhere $233.00 $240.00
Ashes:    
Interment of Ashes $153.00 $158.00
Disinterment of Ashes $255.00 $263.00
Ash Scattering $77.00 $78.00
Ash Scattering Overtime $189.00 $195.00
Niche Placement/Removal $153.00 $158.00
Certificate of Cremation $51.00 $52.00
Miscellaneous:    
Cremation Overtime $311.00 $311.00
Cleaning chapel/ crematorium $51.00 $51.00
Chapel only overtime $204.00 $204.00
Express Ash (Weekend Collection) $209.00 $209.00
Viewing Casket Charge $82.00 $82.00
Public Holiday Fee $592.00 $592.00
URNS - wooden ADULT $66.00 $68.00
URNS - wooden INFANT $31.00 $32.00
URNS - plastic $10.00 $10.00
Book Of Remembrance    
2 Lines- name, date of death, age $92.00 $95.00
Per Line - up to 4 lines $41.00 $42.00
Per Line -up to 8 lines $82.00 $84.00

Public Health RegulationsTop

Health Licensing and Inspection 2012/13 2013/14
New food premises (1st yr set up) $480.00 $495.00
New Non Food Premises (1st yr set up) $240.00 $250.00
Change of occupiers fee base fee $185.00 $190.00
Change of occupiers fee base fee – additional over 1 hr $125.00 $130.00
Inspections (per hr) for legal action $125.00 $130.00
Late payment +10% +10%
Annual Licence for registered food premises    
Excellent grade** $180.00-$595.00 $185.00 - $615.00
Very good grade** $300.00-$840.00 $310.00 - $865.00
Ungraded** $360.00-$1,080.00 $370.00 - $1,110.00
Ungraded – high risk** $480.00-$1,845.00 $495.00 - $1,900.00
VIP registration and verification** $470.00-$1,795.00 $485.00 - $1,850.00
Additional inspections (over 3hrs) per hr $125.00 $130.00
Re-grading of premises (per hr) $125.00 $130.00
Health licence    
Sports clubs (min. food prep)** $150.00 $155.00
Unregistered eating houses** $210.00 $215.00
Temporary License    
Temporary/mobile food stalls base fee $180.00 $185.00
Temporary/mobile food stalls base fee- charge over 1hr (per hr) $125.00 $130.00
Fairs: "small" $150.00 $155.00
One day food stall $125.00 $130.00
Fairs “large” $360.00 $370.00
Annual Licence for registered premises    
Animal boarding** $240.00 $250.00
Camping grounds** $240.00 $250.00
Hairdressers** $125.00 $130.00
Mortuaries/Funeral Directors** $150.00 $155.00
Offensive Trades** $300.00 $310.00
Poultry farm/Piggeries** $150.00 $155.00
Annual Licence    
Pools: commercial pools/spas** $240.00 $250.00
Saunas only** $105.00 $110.00
Health Check    
Building consent for food premises base fee $250.00 $260.00
Per hour fee (over 2hrs) $125.00 $130.00
Annual Licence For Registered Premises 2012/13 2013/14
Trade Waste    
Trade waste licence fee    
Initial inspection fee $185.00 $190.00
High risk $1,845.00 $1,900.00
Medium risk $920.00 $950.00
Low risk $307.50 $315.00
Minimal risk $133.50 $137.50
Monitoring (lab charges) Actual costs Actual costs
Grease & Grit traps    
Initial application fee $185.00 $190.00
Grease traps $133.50 $137.50
Shared grease trap (per premises) $66.75 $70.00
Grease converter $307.50 $315.00
Grit traps $133.50 $137.50
Collection & Transport of Trade Waste    
Initial application fee $155.00 $160.00
Charge after first hr (per hr) $130.00 $135.00
Annual licence fee $185.00 $190.00
Conveyance & Transport of Trade Waste    
Processing fee (per hr of part thereof) $130.00 $135.00
Assessment of building consent including trade waste element $130.00 $135.00
Volume    
Up to 100m3/day $0.25/m3 $0.26/m3
Between 100m3/day and 7000m3/day $0.11/m3 $0.12/m3
Above 7000m3/day $0.80/m3 $0.83/m3
Suspended Solids    
Up to 3150kg/day $0.27/kg $0.28/m3
Above 3150kg/day $0.61/kg $0.63/m3
B.O.D    
Up to 1575kg/day $0.26/kg $0.27/m3
Above 1575kg/day $0.49/kg $0.51/m3
     
Animal Control 2012/13 2013/14
Registration per animal    
Entire $165.00 $170.00
Neutered/spayed (with proof) $118.80 $122.50
Working dogs $48.00 $50.00
Approved responsible owner $57.00 $59.00
Charge for late payments +50% +50%
Licence for 3 or more dogs $33.00 $34.00
Application for RDO status or change of RDO address $57.50 $59.00
Impounding Fees    
* First per animal $102.50 $106.00
* Subsequent impounding $164.00 $170.00
* Sustenance per day $18.00 $18.50
* Destruction fee $34.00 $35.00
Collection or delivery of dog on behalf of owner $28.00 $29.00
After hours callout for collection of delivery of dog $28.00 $29.00
Replacement of registration tag $11.00 $11.50
Infringements $100.00-$750.00 $100.00 - $750.00
Micro-chipping Actual costs Actual costs
Pavement Permissions    
Initial application $184.50 $190.00
Renewal $92.50 $95.00
Special application $260.00 $270.00
Extension of liquor licensing area $90.00 $95.00
Central city (per m2) $87.00 $90.00
Suburbs (per m2) $56.50 $58.50
Gambling Permissions    
Initial application & renewal $123.00 $127.00
     
** Under the Dog Control Act 1996 and the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966, a public consultation of these fees is not required. They are usually set by resolution of Council outside of the DAP process in order to enable customers/applicants to meet legislative registration requirements.

Building Control and FacilitationTop

Building Consent Fees 2012/13 2013/14
Small Works fees    
Drainage/plumbing (value to $2000) $290.00 $299.00
Free standing fireplace $192.50 $198.50
In-built fireplace $405.50 $418.00
Additional inspection charge (per hr) $154.00 $159.00
Customer Services    
Pre-application meetings: consent officer / expert / compliance officer (2 hours total officer time free, then a charge per hour thereafter). $154.00 $159.00
Monthly report of Issued Building Consents $73.00 $75.50
Official information requests (property): Disbursements – 1st 20 A4 sheets free – 20c per additional sheet See text See text
Administration Fee (refunds/cancellations) $97.50 $100.00
Time extension initial fee (0.5 hr admin, 0.5 hr inspector). Any time spent over this initial time will be charged at the relevant hourly rate $122.00 $129.50
Time extension – additional inspectors time, hourly rate $154.00 $159.00
Administration fee (other) – hourly rate $97.50 $100.00
Restricted building work check (per Licensed Building Practioner) $48.75 $50.00
Lodging fee    
Lodging Fee for building consents $97.50 $100.00
Code Compliance Certificate (for category 1 applications) $97.50 $100.00
Code Compliance Certificate (for category 2 applications) $97.50 $100.00
Code Compliance Certificate (for category 3 applications) $122.00 $126.00
PIM (if lodged with building consent)    
PIM only – single resident dwelling including accessory buildings $385.00 $397.00
PIM only – other $462.00 $476.00
Plan Check Fees    
<$10,000 (Category 1) $346.50 $357.00
<$10,000 (Category 2) $539.00 $555.00
<$10,000 (Category 3) $693.00 $714.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 1) $770.00 $793.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 2) $770.00 $793.00
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 3) $770.00 $793.00
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 1) $847.00 $872.50
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 2) $847.00 $872.50
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 3) $847.00 $872.50
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 1) $924.00 $952.00
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 2) $1,386.00 $1,428.00
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 3) $1,386.00 $1,428.00
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 1) $2,156.00 $2,221.00
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 2) $2,464.00 $2,538.00
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 3) $2,772.00 $2,855.00
$1,000,001 (Category 1) N/A N/A
$1,000,001 (Category 2) $2,849.00 $2,935.00
$1,000,001 (Category 3) $2,849.00 $2,935.00
For each $500K or part thereof over $1,000,000 $731.50 $753.50
Consent Suspend Fee (To review additional information. Charged per additional hour of office reassessment time) $154.00 $159.00
Plan Check for National Multi-use approval fees (NMUA)    
Building Consent Fee, for applications using a NMUA (approved by Dept. of Building & Housing). Initial fee of 3 hours, then hourly rate and charges apply after this. $462.00 $476.00
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) Applies to all fees related to approval of consent. 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). Applies to all fees related to approval of consent. 3 x consent approval charges 3 x consent approval charges
Building Certificate (pre-requisite for liquor licence application)    
Where application for building certificate received with application for town planning certificate $154.00 $159.00
Where application received independently $250.00 $257.50
Additional charge per hour for processing Building Certificate. Where processing times exceeds 1 hr. $154.00 $159.00
Certificates of Acceptance    
Lodgement fee $97.50 $100.00
If the certificate is NOT for work carried out under urgency (or other special circumstances) a surcharge applies to all COA fees. Fees include plan check and initial fee for inspections. Additional inspections charged at $154 per hour. 50.00% 50.00%
<$10,000 (Category 1) $654.50 $674.50
<$10,000 (Category 2) $847.00 $872.50
<$10,000 (Category 3) $1,001.00 $1,031.50
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 1) $1,078.00 $1,110.50
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 2) $1,078.00 $1,110.50
$10,001 - $20,000 (Category 3) $1,078.00 $1,110.50
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 1) $1,463.00 $1,507.00
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 2) $1,463.00 $1,507.00
$20,001 - $100,000 (Category 3) $1,463.00 $1,507.00
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 1) $1,540.00 $1,586.50
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 2) $2,002.00 $2,062.00
$100,001 - $500,000 (Category 3) $2,002.00 $2,062.00
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 1) $2,772.00 $2,855.00
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 2) $3,080.00 $3,172.50
$500,001 - $1,000,000 (Category 3) $3,388.00 $3,490.00
$1,000,001 (Category 1) N/A N/A
$1,000,001 (Category 2) $3,465.00 $3,569.00
$1,000,001 (Category 3) $3,465.00 $3,569.00
For each $500k or part thereof over $1,000,001 $731.50 $753.50
Inspections over initial fee at hourly rate $154.00 $159.00
S77 Fees (building over two or more allotments)    
Processing time per hour $154.00 $159.00
Amended Plan    
Lodging fee $73.00 $75.00
Initial fee (includes 1 hour processing time) $154.00 $159.00
Processing time over 1 hour $154.00 $159.00
Certificate of Public Use    
Lodging fee $73.00 $75.00
Initial fee (includes 1 hr processing time) $154.00 $159.00
Process time over 1 hour $154.00 $159.00
Compliance Schedule / Building Warrant of Fitness    
New compliance schedule (linked with Building Consent). $231.00 $238.00
This is the minimum charge (based on one hour of processing), additional charges will apply for time taken over this, at $159 per hour for additional hours $154.00 $159.00
Alterations & amendments to compliance schedule (linked to Building Consent or application for amendment to CS Form 11) will be charged on a time taken basis. At $159 per hour of officer time $154.00 $159.00
Additional charge per hour for new compliance schedule (linked with Building Consent) $154.00 $159.00
Minor compliance schedule amendment – change of owner/agent, minor change to draft CS $38.50 $40.00
IQP Registration Fee (New & Renewal) $154.00 $159.00
Additional charge for each new competency registered $73.00 $75.00
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
$77.00 $79.50
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
$154.00 $159.00
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
$231.00 $238.00
Building Warrant of Fitness Inspection (per hour) $154.00 $159.00
Fire Service    
Fire Service Review admin $73.00 $75.50
LIM and Information Services    
LIM : Residential $314.00 $323.50
Fast Track residential LIMs $471.00 $485.00
LIM: Commercial Base Fee $733.00 $755.00
LIM : Commercial per hour after 10 hrs $97.50 $100.00
Property Reports: Building Consents $146.50 $151.00
Property Report: Multi-residential 3 - 8 unit property $214.00 $220.50
Property Report: Multi-residential 8+ unit property $227.00 $234.00
Building Consent printout (site specific) $26.00 $27.00
Certificate of Title $25.00 $26.00
Structural Fee Deposits & Additional Charges    
Structural fee for checking elements of specific design on projects comprising structural works, supported by a Producer Statement from a Chartered professional engineer    
Deposit for Category 1 structural work (on Plan reviews) $275.00 $283.50
Deposit for Category 2 structural work (on Plan reviews) $375.00 $386.50
Deposit for Category 3 structural work (on Plan Reviews) $685.00 $706.00
Deposit for Category 1 structural work (for Amended Plans) $310.00 $319.50
Deposit for Category 2 structural work (for Amended Plans) $310.00 $319.50
Deposit for Category 3 structural work (for Amended Plans) $410.00 $422.50
Hourly Charge for Engineers (including internal overheads), over and above deposit $276.25 $285.00
Hourly charge for Contract Management, over and above deposit $131.75 $136.00
Deposit for all categories for structural checking not supported by a Producer Statement from a Chartered professional engineer $685.00 $706.00
Swimming Pool    
Pool fencing inspection per hour. Fees charged on actual time spent. $154.00 $159.00
Exemptions: Base fees (including 5.5 hours of processing time) $847.00 $872.50
Exemptions: processing costs after the initial 5.5 hours $154.00 $159.00
Building Inspections    
Hourly charge: Deposit based on estimate of inspections required. Charges on basis of actual time. $154.00 $159.00
Engineering inspections (not covered by a Producers Statement), including fire, engineering, structural engineering for unusual proposal, specific design Actual costs plus $97.50 Actual costs plus $100.00
Special Activity & Monitoring    
Hourly charge for officer time considering proposals and monitoring compliance $154.00 $159.00
Development, Control and Facilitation    
RMA Checking Service of Building Consents    
Initial Fee for the assessment of building consent against the District Plan or for compliance with resource consent conditions.
​(Charge for first hour, then additional charges apply per hour of processing time above this)
$150.00 $150.00
Additional hours (per hour): $150.00 $150.00
Outline Plan Waiver $300.00 $300.00

Development Contributions Policy

Council recently completed its review of the 2009 Development Contributions Policy. The policy has been amended to reflect the changes in the Capital Programme approved during the 2012–22 Long-term Plan. The full policy can be viewed at www.Wellington.govt.nz.

Summarised schedule of development contributionsTop

  City Wide ($per EHU) Catchment Specific Infrastructure ($per EHU) Total
Map Zone Residential Non-Residential Water Supply Waste Water Transport Reserves Residential Non-Residential
A Roseneath $4,377 $2,723 $2,360 $1,185 $- $- $7,921 $6,268
B Karori $4,377 $2,723 $1,720 $2,440 $- $- $8,537 $6,884
C Beacon Hill $4,377 $2,723 $- $1,185 $- $- $5,562 $3,908
D Brooklyn– Frobisher $4,377 $2,723 $1,156 $1,185 $- $- $6,718 $5,064
E Kelburn $4,377 $2,723 $- $1,185 $- $- $5,562 $3,908
F Johnsonville– Onslow $4,377 $2,723 $1,193 $1,185 $- $- $6,755 $5,101
G Ngaio $4,377 $2,723 $850 $1,185 $- $- $6,412 $4,759
H Maldive $4,377 $2,723 $- $1,185 $- $- $5,562 $3,908
I Churton– Stebbings $3,903 $2,250 $2,939 $722 $3,176 $- $10,740 $9,087
J Grenada– Lincolnshire $3,903 $2,250 $4,082 $722 $1,184 $295 $10,186 $8,533
K Maupuia $4,377 $2,723 $- $1,185 $- $- $5,562 $3,908
L Newlands $4,377 $2,723 $851 $722 $- $- $5,950 $4,297
M Melrose $4,377 $2,723 $1,996 $2,440 $- $- $8,813 $7,159
N Central & Coastal $4,377 $2,723 $873 $1,185 $- $- $6,435 $4,782
O Tawa $4,377 $2,723 $- $722 $- $- $5,099 $3,446
P Wadestown $4,377 $2,723 $2,333 $722 $- $- $7,432 $5,778
Rural $3,423 $1,770 $- $1,185 $- $- $4,608 $2,955
Additional Reserves Levies
Q Inner city Residential           $1,878 $1,878  
Q Inner city Non-Residential           $235   $235
Additional Transport Levies
R Johnsonville         $2,108   $2,108 $2,108
S Adelaide Road         $3,856   $3,856 $3,856
T Pipitea Precinct         $2,644   $2,644 $2,644