What are fees and charges?

We work with the community to promote the sustainable management of Bay of Plenty's natural physical resources. As part of this work we manage the environmental impacts of activities through the issuing and monitoring of consents. The costs associated with this work are passed along to applicants and consent holders.

The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and Building Act 2004 (BA) form the foundation of the majority of our work. The proposed Fees and Charges Policy (“Charges Policy”) sets out our charges under these Acts, and also changes to Charges under our Bylaws and general cost recoverable work.

A full review of our RMA and BA charges was carried out in 2021 to ensure the charges reflect the true cost of carrying out our work and minor updates were made in 2022.

What fees and charges are changing?

There is only one type of change being proposed, which is an 8.1% increase for most categories of fees and charges to cover the increased cost of service delivery.

There are some exceptions to this:

  • Deposits for consent processing are not proposed to change.
  • Port Charges are not proposed to change as projected increases in shipping volumes achieve the required revenue

The full schedule of changes is shown in the proposed policy (under documents). There is also the Fees and Charges Policy Statement of Proposal. You can search for the proposed new fees associated with your consent/s HERE

Feedback received before 11 May 2023 will be summarised for Regional Council. Those wishing to speak to their submission will have an opportunity to speak to Council at hearings before any recommendations are made. The revised policy will be presented to Regional Council for adoption in late June 2023.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Phone 0800 884 880
Email Feesand.Charges@boprc.govt.nz
In writing

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

PO Box 364

Whakatane 3158