Fees and Charges

Nelson City Council collects a range of fees and charges. The fees and charges set by Council start applying on 1 July 2022, unless stated otherwise.

Download the full Schedule of Fees and Charges 2022/23. (592KB PDF) They are also presented by topic below – use the menu to the right. Links to further information are provided.

All fees and charges are GST inclusive unless stated otherwise.

Arts and culture

For more information on facility hire visit Council’s Venues website at venues.nelson.govt.nz.

Founders Heritage Park

Learn more about Founders Heritage Park

Non-commercial meeting/cultural, community events
  3hrs

(plus cleaning costs)

9am-5pm

(plus cleaning costs)

24hrs

(incl. cleaning costs)

Jaycee Room $54 $109 $310
Granary $104 $218 $860
Energy Centre $54 $109 $1,612
Private social functions (excluding weddings)
  3hrs

(plus cleaning costs)

9am-5pm

(plus cleaning costs)

24hrs

(incl. cleaning costs)

Jaycee Room $62 $166 $436
Granary $124 $331 $872
Energy Centre $104 $207 $1,033
Commercial use
  3hrs

(incl. cleaning costs)

9am-5pm

(incl. cleaning costs)

24hrs

(incl. cleaning costs)

Jaycee Room $130.00 $259 $517
Granary $310.00 $620 $1,033
Energy Centre $259.00 $517 $1,633
Function Hire (including cleaning costs)
Church ceremony – 2 hours $207
Ground Hire – less than 100 people $55
Ground Hire – more than 100 people $327
Full Park Hire (including cleaning costs)
Commercial public event, no alcohol $2,841 excl. GST
Commercial public event, with alcohol $3,771 excl. GST
Low-impact community events $1,400 excl. GST
Full Park Hire (plus cleaning costs)
Commercial private event with/without alcohol (wedding) $1,653 incl. GST
Fees and charges 2022/23
Visitor entrance fee

(Non-resident over 16)

$11
Concession $5
Under 16-year-olds $5
Families $27
Students (over 16) and Seniors $7
Local residents Free

Broadgreen House

Broadgreen House

Fees and charges 2022/23
Visitor entrance fee (non-resident over 16) $7
Children $2
Families $15
Local residents Free

Isel House

Isel House

Fees and charges 2022/23
Visitor entrance fee (non-resident over 16) $7 donation
Local residents Free

 


Campgrounds

Brook Valley Holiday Park

Brook Valley Holiday Park

Long Term Occupants (weekly fee) 
Site only $87
Site and power $104
Camping

(max. stay 50 days)

Powered sites Non-powered sites tent sites (includes vans)
Adults $24 $13
Per Child (6 – 14) $9 $9
Cabins Basic Cabin (max. 2 people) Medium Cabin (max. 5 People) Small Cabin (max. 3 people) Large Cabin (max. 7 people)
1 or 2 people $63 $78 $92 $98
Extra person NA $19 $19 $19
Extra Child (6 - 14) NA $11 $11 $11
Other
Token operated showers Visitors $1
Laundry Tokens $5
Wi-Fi access $7 per day per 10GB

Maitai Valley Camp

Maitai Valley Camp

Long Term Occupants (weekly fee) 
Site only $104
Additional adult living on same site $40
Child living on same site $20
Camping (max. stay 50 days) Powered sites Non-powered sites
Tent sites includes vans per person (adult) $24 $13
Tent sites includes vans per person

(child 6 - 14)

$9 $9
Tent sites includes vans per child

(under 6 years old)

Free Free
Single Cabin (max. 4 people) 
Standard 1 person $53
Standard 2 people $63
Additional adult $15
Additional 14 years and under $6
Other
Hot Showers $2
Laundry/Washing Machine $2
Wi-Fi access $5 (24 hours) $25 (week)

$50 (month)

 


Cemeteries and crematorium

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Burial Plot Fees

Single plot, 2.4m x 1.2m

(including Natural burial plot and Muslim boards)

$2,486
Single plot, 2.0m x 0.9m, set apart for interment of children

(1 – 12)

$1,355
Single plot, up to 1 year including stillborn No charge
Out of district - additional fee on any plot $1,733
Ash Plot Fees
a) For burial of cremated remains in plot, 1.2m x 0.6m (up to 4) $676
b) For burial of cremated remains, Memorial Lawn - Marsden Valley Cemetery $755
c) Bellbird ashes lawn family plot (up to 8) $1,355
d) Out of Nelson district - additional fee on any ashes plot $603
e) Memorial Kerb Plaque only

Small

Large (see above under Ash Plot Fee b)

$286

$755

Burial Interment Fees
Burial plot, aged 13 years upwards (adult) – weekday (Mon – Fr) $1,084
Burial plot child (1-12 years) $620
Burial plot up to 1 year including stillborn $300
Burial Disinterment $3,014
Burial Reinterment $1,279
Weekend additional fee on any plot (Sat and Sun, 10 am – 2 pm) $263
Public holiday - additional fee on any plot $679
Ash Interment Fees
Ash Interment $234
Ash Disinterment $234
Weekend additional fee on any plot (Sat and Sun, 10 am – 2 pm) $229
Public holiday - additional fee on any plot $297
Other service charges
Late funerals extending (both hourly rates) after 3.30 pm weekday or 2.00 pm on Sat and Sun $299
Transfer of interest: For transfer of interest in any purchase of exclusive right of burial in any plot. $151
Records: genealogical research - the first hour is free, thereafter a single charge per hour is due. $77
Approval of installation of plaque: plaques are to meet the Council's specifications and bylaws. $91

Crematorium

Crematorium

Fees

Adult cremation (13 years and older) $684
Adult cremation after-hours (after 3.30 pm) or Saturday

(after 3.30 pm)

$821

Adult cremation Sunday or public holiday with agreement from operator

$1,027
Oversize caskets $891
Child cremation (1-12 years) $548
Child cremation after-hours or Saturday (after 3.30 pm) $618
Child cremation Sundays or public holidays with agreement from operator $684
Stillborn/New-born (less than 1 year old including stillborn) No charge
Chapel Hire – Service (30 minutes to 2 hours) $326
Chapel Hire – Committal of up to 30 minutes $66

 


Community properties

For more information on facility hire visit Council’s Venues website at venues.nelson.govt.nz.

Wakapuaka Memorial Hall

Wakapuaka Memorial Hall

  Commercial - Business Seminars/ Conferences Community Charge

(Meeting, cultural and community events)

Sport Activities and Practice Private Charge

(Social functions)

Whole Building (Full Day) $380 $160 $93 $209
Whole Building (Evening) $218 $109 $62 $171
Whole Building (Morning/Afternoon) $196 $57 $41 $92
Hourly rate (Evening) NA NA $17 NA
Hourly rate (Morning/Afternoon) NA NA $14 NA

Trafalgar Street Hall

Trafalgar Street Hall

Commercial Charges
Ticket Performance Events/Shows
Whole Building (Full Day) $449
Whole Building (Evening) $225
Whole Building (Morning/Afternoon) $225
Commercial Charge
Hall (Per Day) $534
Hall (Evening) $321
Hall (Morning/Afternoon) $321
Whole Building (Per Day) $802
Community Charge

Non-commercial/Cultural and Community Events

Hall (Full Day) $321
Hall (Evening) $161
Hall (Morning/Afternoon) $161
Small Meeting Room (Full Day) $128
Small Meeting Room (Evening) $64
Small Meeting Room (Morning/Afternoon) $64
Small Meeting Room (per hour) $13
Sports Activities and Practice
Hall (Full Day) $321
Hall (Evening) $161
Hall (Morning/Afternoon) $161
Hourly rate (Evening) $27
Hourly rate (morning) $20
Private Charge

Social functions

Hall (Full Day) $449
Hall (Evening) $225
Hall (Morning/Afternoon) $225

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre

Community centre hire

Tui Room - Main Hall

(includes kitchen)

 
  Private social functions  Meeting - Non-commercial/ cultural and community events Commercial use (seminars or expos)
Full Hall Hire

(all day)

$598 $395 $713
Full Main Hall Hire (half day) $395 $261 $470
Full Main Hall Hire (1 hour) $99 $66 $118
Half Main Hall Hire (all day) $299 $198 $357
Half Main Hall Hire (half day) $198 $131 $235
Half Main Hall Hire (1 hour) $75 $33 $59

Kererū - Ground Floor Function Rooms

  Commercial Use (Seminars or expos) Private Social Functions (weddings/ birthdays) Meeting - Non-Commercial/ Cultural and Community Events  
Function room (all day) $391 $336 $98  
Function room (half day) $258 $222 $66  
Function room (Evening) $283 $241 $71  
Function room

(1 hour)

$64 $55 $17  

Mātui Room - Ground Floor Function Room

  Commercial Use (seminars or expos) Private Social Functions (weddings/birthdays) Meeting - Non-Commercial/Cultural and Community Events
All day $88 $77

$21 (all times)

 
Half day/evening $45 $42  
1 hour $17 NA  

Korimako - Ground Floor Function Room

  Commercial Use (seminars or expos) Private Social Functions (weddings/birthdays) Meeting - Non-Commercial/Cultural and Community Events  
All day $71 $58 $47  
Half day/evening $36 $30 $24  
1 hour $8.25 NA NA  
           

Kārearea Room - Upper Floor Function Room (Includes Bar and Kitchenette and Southern Deck)

  Commercial Use (seminars or expos) Private Social Functions (weddings/birthdays) Meeting - Non-Commercial/Cultural and Community Events  
All day $353 $303 $232  
Half day $233 $200 $153  
Evening $253 $218 $167  
1 hour $59 $50 $39  
           

Kōtuku - Upper Floor Breakout Room (and Northern Deck)

  Commercial Use (seminars or expos) Private Social Functions (weddings/birthdays) Meeting - Non-Commercial/Cultural and Community Events  
All day $198 $169 $131  
Half day $131 $113 $85  
Evening $141 $122 $94  
1 hour $33 $29 $22  
           

Montgomery Square Superloo

Superloo admittance $0.20
Shower $2
Locker $1
Towel $2
Laundry - Cold wash $3
Laundry - Warm wash $4
Dryer $4

 


Environmental management

Activities under the Food Act

Activities under the Food Act

Commencing 1 December 2021.

  Food premises under the Food Act 2014 Fee (includes GST)
New Registration


Food control plan (based on a template issued by MPI)

$255 initial fee


Plus $162 per hour spent on processing application after the first 1½ hours

New Registration

National programme

$162 initial fee
Plus $162 per hour spent on processing application after the first hour

Renewal of Registration

Food control plan or national programme

$81 initial fee
Plus $162 per hour spent on processing application after the first ½ hour

Amendment to Registration

Food control plan or national programme

$81 initial fee
Plus $162 per hour spent on processing application after the first ½ hour

Suspension

Voluntary suspension of food control plan or national programme

$81 initial fee
Plus $162 per hour spent on processing application after the first ½ hour

Verification

Includes site visits, corrective action follow-up, correspondence and documentation for food control plans.

$162 per hour
Compliance

Investigation of complaint resulting in the issue of an improvement notice by food safety officer or application for review of improvement notice.

$162 per hour
Monitoring

Monitoring for food safety and suitability (where there is compliance).

No charge

Note: time charged per hour will be measured to the nearest 15-minute interval.

Resource Management Act

Resource Management Act

Resource consent processing and monitoring, designations, plan changes, and all other activities charged under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) will attract an initial charge (deposit) payable at the time of lodging an application as per Section 1 below.

When (or if) the cost of processing the application or undertaking the activity is not fully covered by the initial fixed charge (deposit), additional charges will be applied (under Section 36(5) of the RMA). Only additional charges can be objected to under Section 357B of the RMA.

Section 2 below lists the various charges that apply to applications made or activities undertaken under the RMA.
Refer to the Resource Consent Fees page for more detail.

 

1. Initial fixed charges (deposits)

  • All charges listed in this Schedule are GST inclusive.
  • Where an application involves multiple consents the initial charge is payable at the higher rate plus $250.00 for each accompanying application.
  • Payment of the initial charge is required before Council processes the application. Council has no obligation to perform any action on any application until the charges for the action have been paid in full.
  Activity Charge
1.1 All activities (other than listed below) $1575
1.2 Subdivision 1-3 lots

 

Subdivision 4 plus lots

$1575

$2625

1.3
  • Bore permits
  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Change of consent notice
  • Culverts, weirs and other minor structures on the bed of watercourses
  • Existing Use Certificate
  • Extension of lapsing period
  • Fast track consents (controlled status only)
  • Fences
  • Flats Plan update and check
  • Outline Plan approvals
  • Relocate building
  • Removal or trimming of trees listed in the Nelson Resource Management Plan (supported and carried out by a suitably qualified arborist)
  • Right of Way approval
  • Signs
  • Simple consent process
  • Transfer/part transfer of Permits
$525
1.4 Issue of a notice confirming a boundary (or a marginal or temporary) activity is a permitted activity (no additional charges or refunds apply) $505
1.5 NOTIFIED APPLICATIONS:  Additional charges for applications requiring notification/ limited notification.

(This charge must be paid prior to notifying the application and is in addition to the initial charge paid when the application is lodged).

$7345
1.6 Removal of trees listed in the Nelson Resource Management Plan that are confirmed in writing by a qualified arborist (level 5 NZQA or equivalent), as diseased or a threat to public safety. No charge
1.7 Heritage Buildings:  Non-notified application to conserve and restore heritage building, place or object listed in the Nelson Resource Management Plan. No charge
1.8 Private Plan changes (Note: Council’s policy is to recover 95% of the costs involved for the whole process from the applicant). $10,490
1.9 Heritage Orders $3670

 

Costs charged to a consent or activity  (less the initial fixed sum of money paid in accordance with section 1 above)

  Details Charge
2.1 Council Staff – all staff time inclusive of overhead component associated with processing and assessing applications. $170 per hour
2.2 Hearings Panel Charges:  
  - per Councillor as Commissioner (rate set by Remuneration Authority) $80 per hour
  - Councillor as Chairperson (rate set by Remuneration Authority) $100 per hour
  - Independent Commissioner (requested by applicant) Cost
  - Independent Commissioner (requested by submitter) Cost less Councillor rate (applicant pays the Councillor rate)
  - Independent Commissioner(s) required for expertise or due to conflict of interest issues Cost
2.3 Legal advisors and consultants engaged by Council, or reports commissioned, after discussion with the applicant, to provide expertise not available in-house under s.92(2) RMA. Cost plus administration charges
2.4 Experts and consultants engaged by Council to undertake assessment of an application where the complexity of the application necessitates external expertise, or where resource consent processing is required to be outsourced due to conflict of interest issues (this is not a s92(2) RMA commissioning). Cost plus administration charges
2.5 All disbursements, such as telephone calls, courier delivery services, all public notification costs, postage for notified applications and document copying charges. Cost plus administration charges
2.6 Consultants engaged by the Council where skills are normally able to be provided by in-house staff or when Council staff workloads are unusually high. $170 per hour
2.7 Urban Design Panel reviews a proposal before a resource consent application is lodged (except for circumstances identified in 2.8 below). No charge
2.8 The applicant agrees (as per 2.3 above) to the Urban Design Panel reviewing the proposal after a resource consent application is lodged; or

The applicant is required to provide approval from the Urban Design Panel as part of the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act process.

Cost plus administration charges

(an estimate of costs is available on request)

2.9 Where the applicant requests under s357AB independent commissioner(s) for an objection under s357A(1)(f) or (g), the applicant will meet the costs for that hearing. Cost plus administration charges

2.10  Photocopying Charges

  • A4: $0.20 per page;
  • A3: $0.50 per page;
  • A2: $2.00 per page
  • A1: $3.00 per page

2.11  Monitoring Charges

If monitoring is required, a one-off charge of $170.00 will be invoiced as part of the consent cost.  Any extra work that is required to monitor compliance with the consent conditions will be charged at the hourly charge out rate for Council staff in 2.1 above and separately invoiced.

Refer to the Resource Consent Fees page for more detail.

 

2.12  Administration Charges

  Item/Details Charge
2.12.1 Insurance levy – for each resource consent. $30
2.12.2 Street naming and numbering (costs of reporting to Hearings Panel and advising all statutory agencies). Council hourly charge out rate in 2.1 above
2.12.3 Street numbering – application for alteration. $130
2.12.4 Documents for execution – removal of building line restrictions; easement documents, caveats, covenants and other documents to be registered with LINZ presented after subdivision processed or where not associated with a subdivision application. $185
2.12.5 Certificate under Overseas Investment Act. $405
2.12.6 Confirmation of compliance with the Nelson Resource Management Plan for NZ Qualifications Authority. $405
2.12.7 Confirmation of compliance with the Nelson Resource Management Plan for alcohol licence applications. $75
2.12.8 Section 357 Administration charge. $335
2.12.9 Private right-of-way – review against existing names and advising all statutory agencies where appropriate. $335
2.12.10 Authentication report for small-scale solid-fuel burning appliance or open fire. $125
2.12.11 Removal of designation. $320
2.12.12 Swing Mooring annual charge (monitoring costs are additional, refer 2.10.3 above). $80
2.12.13 Transfer of Consents to new owner (S.135(1)(a), S.136(1), S.136(2)(a), or S.137(2)(a) Resource Management Act) $250
2.12.14 Claiming a swing mooring the Council removed from the Coastal Marine Area that did not have a coastal permit $315
2.12.15 Claiming a vessel that was towed and hauled out of the Coastal Marine Area as it was tied to a non- consented mooring that was uplifted Cost for tow and haul out

 

Pre-Application Charges

Detail Charge
Pre-application discussion with staff on feasibility of a proposal that may not proceed to resource consent. First half hour – no charge.  Additional time charged on an hourly basis at the Council charge out rate as per 2.1.

Resource Management Planning Documents

Copies of Plans Cost
Nelson Resource Management Plan - Text (hard copy) $150
Nelson Resource Management Plan - Maps (hard copy) $150
CD ROM – combined Nelson Resource Management Plan and Nelson Air Quality Plan – updated annually in Spring $15 annually
Nelson Resource Management Plan - hard copy updates issued as required $25 annually for text

$25 annually for maps

Nelson Air Quality Plan $50
Land Development Manual $100

Building

Building

 

All applications are subject to the following fees:

1. Deposits are non-refundable as listed in the following Payment is due upon application.  Where costs incurred are not fully covered by the deposit, additional charges will be applied at the hourly rate.  Deposit includes system fee.

System fees based on value of work:

  • $75 for up to $10,000
  • $125 for $10,001 to $600,000
  • $250 for over $600,000

2. Upon granting of building consent - additional costs will be invoiced and must be paid prior to issue of building These include specialist fees, staff time at hourly charge out rate above deposit, plus estimated inspections fees, all levies and development contributions as applicable.

3. Before issue of code compliance certificate – all costs will be reconciled against payments made and the difference will be invoiced, to be paid prior to code compliance certificate issue.

Development Contributions - Building consents may also incur development contributions, see website information: www.nelson.govt.nz/developmentcontributions

The table below applies to all applications: commercial, residential, new, alteration and additions.

Building Consent Value of Work Deposit
Up to $5,000 $787
$5,001 to $10,000 $1,049
$10,001 to $20,000 $1,752
$20,001 to $50,000 $2,549
$50,001 to $100,000 $2,790
$100,001 to $200,000 $3,252
$200,001 to $400,000 $4,196
$400,001 to $600,000 $5,245
$600,001 to $800,000 $6,294
$800,001 to $1,200,000 $7,343
$1,200,001 to $4,000,000 $7,868
$4,000,001 or more $9,966
Amendment to issued building consent $450
Minor variation $84

Levies - fixed and required under Building Act 2004 - fee based on value of work
Note: An amendment that adds value to the original consent may cause it to incur (additional) levies.

BRANZ Levy - Building Research Association New Zealand Levy
where estimated value is $20,000 and over
$1.00 per
$1,000
MBIE Levy – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Levy where estimated value is $20,444 and over $1.75 per
$1,000
Insurance Levy - where estimated value is $20,000 and over (capped at value of $10,000,000) $1.60 per $1,000
QA Levy - Quality Assurance/Building Consent Authority Levy - where estimated value is $20,000 and over $3.15 per $1,000

 

Hourly charge out rates for staff, meetings, and external contractors Per Hour
Building Control Administrators and Residential Building (Technical) Officers $172
Commercial Building (Technical) Officers (includes any commercial meeting with customer/project managers etc.) $210
Any other meeting with Building Unit Staff or Duty Building Officer -
chargeable after first 30 minutes.
$172
External contractors or specialists engaged by Council At cost
Debt recovery
Applicant shall be liable for all costs incurred by Council as a result of debt recovery. In making an application to Council you agree to abide by the Council Debtor Terms and Conditions:
http://www.nelson.govt.nz/assets/Our-council/Downloads/working- with-council/customer-accounts/Debtor-Terms-Conditions.pdf (163KB PDF)
Hourly rate

 

Minor Works Deposit
Swimming pool fencing application $472
Solid fuel burner/Space heater $450
Inbuilt burner/heater requiring extra cavity inspection $625
Demolition work $661
Marquee – Private/Residential > 100m2 $399
Marquee
Any size in place for more than one month, commercial/ private
$661
Express Service for Commercial Marquees
(less than 20 working days’ notice)
$1,385
Swimming Pool Application $1,101
Bathroom Alterations including wet area shower $1,254
Proprietary Garage
(value under $20,000)
$1,747
Any Relocated dwelling $2,444

 

Works for which a Building Consent is Not Required Deposit
Notification of Exempt Work - Schedule 1 (except clause 2)
No assessment by Territorial Authority, filed on Property File
One-off fixed fee
$267
Application for Discretionary Exemption – Schedule 1 (2) only
Requires Territorial Authority assessment and decision.
$336
Unauthorised building works report (works prior to 1991) to file $267

 

Certificate of Acceptance (COA) Deposit
In addition to an application fee of $1,050, the following costs will be applied:
 
·         any applicable fees (including processing, inspections, administration at current hourly rates) and levies that would have been payable had building consent been applied for BEFORE carrying out the work
·         Any specialist input, where applicable, will be charged out at cost.
All building work completed without a building consent or exemption will require a COA.  If a COA is not applied for, a Notice to Fix will be issued.
$1,050
 
 
At current rates
 
 
At cost
 
 
 

 

Notice to Fix (NTF) and Other Enforcement Deposit
Notice to fix (each) issue $545
Other notices (each) issued under Building Act 2004 $184
Section 124 notices for Dangerous or Insanitary Buildings
(except where issued as a result of a natural disaster)
$545
Building Officer time and monitoring of notices issued Hourly rate

 

Registration of Documents with Land Information New Zealand Deposit
Section 73 Building Act 2004 $477
Section 75 Building Act 2004 $477
Removal of section 73 or 75 (or equivalent under Building Act ‘91) $477

 

Other Services Provided by the Building Unit Deposit
Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
Only required if the PIM application is not part of a building consent application
$320
Compliance schedule - New $420
Compliance schedule - Amendment $262
Building Warrant of Fitness (BWoF) renewal $189
BWoF back flow preventer only
Any additional time to review 12A forms at hourly charge out rate
$52
BWoF audit $189
Swimming pool barrier audit $189
Determinations, lapsing consents, extension of time, code compliance decision Hourly rate
Certificate for public use (CPU) $425
CPU extension of time $640
Minor variation $84
Amendment to issued building consent $450
Building code clause modifications or waivers
e.g., B2 Mod-Durability
$199
Historic building consent - file review $250
Certificate of compliance (District Licensing Agency)       
Building code compliance assessment for fire safety and sanitary facilities in a building, prior to an alcohol license application
$168.00
Commercial report of Monthly Building Consents Issued - Annual Fee $273.00
Commercial report of Monthly & Mid-monthly Building Consents Issued - Annual Fee $577.00

 

Earthquake Prone Buildings Deposit
Application for Exemption, for an Earthquake Prone (EQP) Building $650
Application for Extension of time for Heritage Earthquake Prone Building $650
Assessment of information related to a Building’s EQP status $650

 

LIMS Deposit
Residential $315
Commercial $483
Multiple titles charged at hourly rate Hourly rate

 

Dog Ownership Fees

Find out more and register your dog online at: http://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/licensing-and-environmental-health/dog-control-3/   

The 2021/22 fee figures increased by the consumer price index (CPI) of 4.9% provided the 2022/23 fees.

Pro-rata dog registration fees

The registration fee is an annual fee. For new dog owners, the fee is charged on a pro-rata rate of the yearly fee.

  • If your dog is neutered (proof from a vet is required), then a $5.00 discount will be applied to your next annual registration fee and for each year after that.
  • A late payment penalty of 50% of the registration fee shall apply to all registrations remaining unpaid on 1 August and all dogs unregistered after 1 August can be impounded and incur a further $300 infringement fee in addition to any registration fee, plus penalty.
  • If an owner voluntarily registers a new pup that is older than three months, the standard fee payable is that which was due when the pup was three months old.
  • If the owner has been warned or served a seven-day notice to register, then the fee is the late fee payable or as otherwise stated on the seven-day notice.
  • If an owner has taken ownership of a previously unregistered dog, the fee is that which was due at the time they received the dog (treated as a puppy fee). The dog would also need to be micro-chipped.

Refund information

  • In the event of a dog dying during the current registration year, part of the fee is refundable. The refund is calculated from the month that Council is informed of the dog's death.
  • For example, the owner of a dog dying in December but not notifying Council until February receives the refund due in February.
  • A dog that was registered late and subsequently dies entitles the owner to a refund of the standard fee only.

 

Month Standard fee Rural dog fee
June $102.00 $57.00
July $102.00 $57.00
August $93.50 $52.20
September $85.00 $47.50
October $76.50 $42.70
November $68.00 $38.00
December $59.50 $33.20
January $51.00 $28.50
February $42.50 $23.70
March $34.00 $19.00
April $25.50 $14.20
May $17.00 $9.50

 

Late fees - if paid after 31 July:

Category Fee
Urban $153.00
Rural $85.50
Police, Seeing eye, Hearing $5.00
Dangerous $229.50

 

Impounding fees

Dog owners pay a fee if their dog is impounded.  Fees increase over the number of offences.

Category Fee (incl GST)
First Impounding $80
Second Impounding $160
Third and subsequent impoundings $240
Daily Charge $16
Overtime Callout Charge $85
Microchip insertion $40

 


Environmental health licences fees

Licence and Activity Fees $ if paid on or before 31 July $ if paid after 31 July
Hairdressers $170 $204
Offensive trades $255 $306
Camping grounds $283 $340
Funeral directors $178 $235
Transfer of registration $79 per transfer $79 per transfer
Inspection of non-commercial support base $79 per inspection $94 per inspection
Animal control (other than dogs) time taken at hourly charge out rate $170 per hour $170 per hour
Processing site marine contingency plans $170 per hour $170 per hour
Pollution response – hourly charge out rate - disbursements $170 per hour cost $170 per hour cost

 


Environmental monitoring and science

In the case of consents for temporary or short-term activities, charges shall only apply once the consent is given effect to, and only for the year/s the activity occurs, until the activity is completed, and not from the date of issue of the consent. Annual Environmental Monitoring and Science charges

Learn more on our Annual Environmental Monitoring and Science charges page.

Activity Annual charge
Air discharge - small (eg abrasive blasting;  commercial wood-fired pizza ovens) $60
Air discharge - medium (appliances <1000kW) $400
Air discharge - large (appliances >1000kW) $600
Discharge to land or water <20m3/day * $60
Discharge to land or water 20 -100m3/day $400
Discharge to land or water >100m3/day $600
Gravel/sand extraction <2000m3/annum $60
Gravel/sand extraction 2000m-10,0003/annum $300
Gravel/sand extraction >10,0003/annum $400
Quarry/other earthworks $150
Earthworks from subdivision $150
Forestry/woodlot harvest <100ha $60
Forestry harvest >100-200ha $100
Forestry harvest >200ha $200
Works in river/stream bed $150
Water take surface water <5 l/s, or groundwater <100,000m3/year $60
Water take surface water 5-25 l/s, or groundwater 100,000 - 200,000m3/year $200
Water take surface water >25 l/s - <60 l/s, or groundwater > 200,000 m3 - <400,000m3/year $700
Water take surface water >60 l/s, or groundwater > 400,000 m3/year $1,000
Coastal consents (other than takes or discharges) $100
Dredging $200

* Domestic wastewater systems which are considered low risk and for which no consent is required are not subject to this charge (i.e. disposal systems up to a weekly averaged flow of 2000 litres per day are permitted, providing allotment sizes are at least 15ha in area and certain set-backs to boundaries, water takes and water sources are achieved).

Note: In the case of consents for temporary or short-term activities, charges shall only apply once the consent is given effect to, and only for the year/s the activity occurs, until the activity is completed and not from the date of issue of the consent.

 


Libraries

Fees and charges 2022/23
Bestseller fee (per item per fortnight) $3 per week (please note: lending term change)
DVD (film, TV, music) fee (per item per fortnight) $2.50
Overdue charge (per item per day) Charge removed as per Council LTP resolution.
Reserve fee, non-children’s or non-young adult items (per request) $2
Inter-library loan $7.00 minimum
Replacement library card $3
Photocopying / printing (per sheet) B/W $0.20c
Photocopying / printing (per sheet) colour $1
Debt administration fee (debt agency accounts) $10
Nightingale meeting room hire (1/2 day) $20
Elma Turner Activity room hire (1/2 day) $25 charitable groups

$50 commercial groups

 


Nelson Marina – Te Ahu Moana o Whakatū

Visit www.nelsonmarina.co.nz

Marina pricing

Fee Description 2022/23 fee
Marina berth & pile mooring waitlist application deposit charges
Marina berth & pile mooring waitlist
application deposit charges
A non-refundable deposit must be paid
with each application. This deposit will be
credited to the applicant’s first Annual Licence account, on allocation of a permanent mooring.
$165.00
Marina Berths
Annual Licence Fee per metre LOA of vessel or part thereof per annum, or berth size, whichever is the greater (GST excl). $255.00
Annual Licence Pile Mooring Per metre LOA of vessel (GST excl). $154.00
Temporary Berth Per metre LOA of vessel, or part thereof per day. The charge applies only to those waiting for an imminent permanent berth. No living aboard allowed. No long term availability (GST excl). $1.30
Multi-Hull Multi-hull vessels in designated berths will be
charged at 1.5 - 2.0 x single berth rate for a vessel of the same size, plus GST. The applicable rate will be determined by the Marina Supervisor on length and width of vessel or berth whichever is the greater.
1.5 - 2.0 x single berth rate
Commercial Recreational Berths
Commercial Recreational Berths A commercial or charter berth or storage park, if provided, shall be charged at a rate per metre (GST excl). $411.00
Boat Storage Park
Boat Storage Park Waitlist Deposit Charges A non-refundable deposit must be paid with
each application. This deposit will be credited to the applicant’s first Annual Boat Storage account on allocation of a permanent parking space.
$83.00
Annual Storage Per space, includes annual ramp fee pass (excl GST). $1,089.00
Daily Storage Per space in advance (excl GST). $5.00
Live Aboard Charges
Live Aboard Charge Per month plus annual mooring fee to licensed live-aboard vessels (excl GST). $165.00
Showers Coin operated - per shower. $1.00 or $2.00
Laundry Laundry - $3 wash, $2 per 20 minute dry. $3 wash, $2 dry
Marina Berths – Visitor Rates
Less than 18 metres: Per day (incl GST)* $33.00
18 metres - 20 metres: Per day (incl GST)* $50.00
More than 20 metres Per metre of vessel per day (incl GST). $5.00
Multi-hulls Charged at 1.5 - 2.0 x single berth visitor Rate (incl GST). 1.5 - 2.0 x single berth
*Surcharge Surcharge per person, per day, will apply where a vessel is carrying more than two persons over the age of ten years. The surcharge will apply only to the additional persons carried. $5.00
Boat length definitions and minimum charges
Boat Length All fees & charges relating to the length of a vessel shall be based on the LOA ‘overall length.’ The ‘overall length’ shall be determined as being from bow to stern (including all fixtures such as bowsprits, self-steering gear, davits, etc). 
Minimum Charge The minimum charge shall be based on an 8 metre vessel. 
Public Boat Ramp

Annual Launching Permit, valid until 30 June

1 July – 30 June (incl GST) $105.00
1 Oct - 30 June (incl GST) $96.00
1 Jan – 30 June (incl GST) $83.00
1 Apr – 30 June (incl GST) $71.00
Casual use Per launch, pay at meters (incl GST) $5.00

General Terms & Conditions

  • Refer to: www.nelsonmarina.co.nz/marina-fees-forms “Marina Fees and Forms” for full Licence Agreement Terms and Conditions and the Marina Rules.
  • Berth-holders wishing to cancel a permanent berth must notify the Marina Supervisor/Manager a minimum of 30 days in advance.
  • Visiting vessels must advise the Marina Supervisor of their day of departure, failure to do so will result in ongoing daily charges. To shorten a booking 48 hours’ notice is required.
  • Berths are required to be vacated by 1.00 pm on the day of departure.

See www.nelsonmarina.co.nz for more information.

Hardstand pricing

2022/23
Boat Length(m) (next smaller value) Lift, hold, blast (1hr) and return ($) Lift, blast, set-down and return ($) Hardstand first night ($) Hardstand (per day after first night) ($) Hardstand Storage (per day >30 days) ($)
9.0 - 9.9 $215 $306 $75 $49 $26
10.0 -10.9 $241 $349 $80 $54 $32
11.0-11.9 $274 $397 $86 $59 $38
12.0-12.9 $306 $451 $96 $65 $43
13.0-13.9 $349 $515 $107 $70 $49
14.0-14.9 $397 $585 $118 $75 $54
15.0-15.9 $456 $666 $129 $86 $59
16.0-16.9 $521 $757 $145 $96 $65
17.0-17.9 $591 $859 $161 $107 $70
18.0+ $805 $1,235 $215 $140 $91

 

Additional 2022/23
Washdown – additional costs per hour for badly fouled hulls (per hour)  $70
Special Travel lift services such as lifts to or from transporters, keel fitting etc. (per hour or part thereof) (min 1 hour)  $129

See www.nelsonmarina.co.nz for more information.


Parks and active recreation

For more information on facility hire visit Council’s Venues website at venues.nelson.govt.nz.

Premier parks and facilities

Trafalgar Centre

Trafalgar Centre

Hire Commercial Charge

Ticketed events, trade shows and expos, private social functions (including events/ shows/games/ conference dinners/ weddings/birthdays)

Community Charge

Cultural/ community events, sporting activities

Stadium only (Full Day only) $2,575 $1,880
Northern Extension only (Full Day) $1,301 $951
Northern Extension only (Half Day) $846 $618
Stadium and Northern Extension (Full Day only) $4,064 $2,967
Stadium, Northern Extension and Rutherford Park (Full Day only) $4,281 $3,124
Stadium and Rutherford Park

(Full Day only)

$2,792 $2,039
Northern Extension and Rutherford Park (Full Day) $1,517 $1,108
Northern Extension and Rutherford Park (Half Day) $1,063 $776
Sports Activities and Practice
Basketball Court (per hour) $42
Netball Court (per hour) $42
Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%
Pack in Pack out
Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%

 

Trafalgar Park

Trafalgar Park

  2022/23
Trafalgar Park (commercial charge)

Commercial means that the public pay to enter the facility

Commercial charge includes the whole venue but excludes the Trafalgar main field lights

$5,961
Trafalgar Park (community charge)

Community means that it’s free for the public to attend or spectate or all the proceeds go to Charity. Includes access to the outdoor areas and public toilets behind pavilion. Excludes all other services.

$512
Ticket office $218
Portable scoreboard $218
Trafalgar Park toilet blocks and ticket offices $218
Trafalgar Park tower lights $218

Pack in Pack out

Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%

Trafalgar Park Pavilion

Trafalgar Park Pavilion

Hire Private Social Functions Meeting Non-Commercial/ Cultural and Community Events Commercial Functions

Pavilion (Full Day)

$742 $489 $843
Pavilion (Evening) $489 $371 $562
Pavilion (Morning/Afternoon) $427 $260 $562

Saxton Oval

Saxton Oval

Saxton Oval

(commercial charge)

Commercial means that the public pay to enter the facility

Commercial charge includes the whole venue

$5,961
Saxton Oval

(community charge)

Community means that it is free for the public to attend or spectate or all the proceeds go to charity.

Includes access to the outdoor areas and public toilets behind. Excludes all other services.

$512
Portable ticket office $218
Portable scoreboard $218
Changing rooms $218
Pack in Pack out
Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%

Saxton Oval Pavilion

Saxton Oval Pavilion

Hire Private Charge

Private Social Functions (e.g. weddings and birthdays)

Community Charge

Meeting - Non-Commercial/ Cultural and Community Events

Commercial Charge

Commercial Use (seminars or expos)

Pavilion (all day) $809 $267 $809
Pavilion (morning/ afternoon/evening) $532 $95 $367
Pack in Pack Out  
Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%

Sports Parks

Sports Parks

Commercial Charge 2022/23
General Sports Fields and Parks

(Commercial charge)

Commercial means that the public pay to enter or the intention of the event is to sell products & services

$1,162
Commercial Races/Events

Entry level activity promotion events excluded from charges (defined as non-competitive sporting/ recreational activities to encourage physical activity)

See Sport Grounds Charges if event is setting up an event village with start and finish lines.

$3 per competitor for use on reserves and conservation areas
Reserve Booking including workshops with and without power supply $53
Circus and other similar events that need to stay on site overnight.

Circus will not be charged for non-show days.

$617 per event day

or venue hire will be negotiated based on the scale of the event, set up and pack down days etc.

Community Charge

Non-commercial/Cultural and Community Events

2022/23
General Sports Fields and Parks

(Community charge)

Community means that it is free for the public to attend or spectate or all the proceeds go to charity (e.g. Kite Festival, Kids Triathlon, one-off sporting event)

$261 per senior field (markings and posts extra if not already in place)

$74 Beach Volleyball court

Reserve Booking including workshops with and without power supply $53 per booking

$0 for community events/ community benefit

Sport Activities and Practice

General Sports fields (Allocation charge)

2022/23
General Sports fields

(Allocation charge)

This is used for regular users that require fields over a seasonal period (sports clubs, Football, Rugby, Cricket, etc)

10% of the programmed maintenance costs

Saxton Netball Pavilion

Saxton Netball Pavilion

Hire Private Charge

Private Social Functions (e.g. weddings and birthdays)

Community Charge

Non-commercial/ cultural and community Events

Commercial Charge  

Ticket Performance Events/Shows

Full Pavilion (all day) $734 $304 $902
Pavilion (Evening) $378 $242 $593
Pavilion (Morning/Afternoon) $321 $154 $593
Half Pavilion (Full Day) $483 $154 $478
Half Pavilion (Evening) $243 $111 $355
Half Pavilion (Morning/Afternoon) $186 $90 NA
Full Pavilion Per Hour $39 $27 NA
Half Pavilion Per Hour $21 $20 NA
Pack In Pack Out  
Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired 50%

Saxton Stadium

Saxton Stadium

Hire Community Charge

Non-commercial/ Cultural and Community Events

Commercial Charge

Ticket Performance Events/Shows

Sport Activities and Practice

Stadium and Pavilion $3,983 $5,457

$1,382

Stadium (Full Day) $3,318 $4,546

$2,600

Stadium half day or half stadium full day $2,818 $3,861

$1,771

Half Stadium half day $1,936 $2,652

$1,273

   

Sport Activities and Practice

    Basketball Court

(per hour)

$42

    Netball Court

(per hour)

$42

    Volleyball Court (per hour)

$23

    Badminton Court (per hour)

$17

    Shower

$3

Pack in Pack out

   

Pack in and pack out hire days charged at a % of rate for area hired

50%  
           

Neighbourhood Parks and Reserves

Neighbourhood Parks and Reserves

  2022/23
Commercial Concession  
With and without power supply

This includes food & beverage vendors, equipment hire sites, and theme park attractions

Summer rate (September 1 – April 30) $261 incl. GST per month

$67 incl. GST per month for power

Winter charge (to encourage concessionaires) $133 per month (May 1 – August 31)

Tuition, guides, & tours

This includes mountain bike, Kayak, personal training, heli-bike, hang-gliding, motorcycle training

$3 per participant per tour or tuition (minimum 10 per tour or tuition)
Beehives $19
Commercial Races/Events

Entry level events like the Weetbix Tryathlon excluded from per person charge (defined as non-competitive sporting/ recreational activities to encourage physical activity). See Sport Grounds Charges if event is setting up an event village, start and finish lines etc.

$3 per competitor for use on reserves and conservation areas
Miscellaneous Charges  
Use of Council resource consent for amplified sound that will exceed 55dB and/or run until after 10pm. (RM125012) $637 for events of a commercial nature (i.e. ticketed) including use of Site Noise management Plan.
Community Charge

Non-commercial/Cultural and Community Events

 
No charge for free community events using Council’s consent Nil
Miscellaneous Charges  
Hunting Permits Nil
Camping at Haulashore and Oyster Islands Nil
Key Deposit Varying scale depending on significance of key, from $23 to $234.

Codes who want key for season $37 hire.

Grazing Licences Market valuation or waiver for fire prevention measures.
Maungatapu Track through Maitai Conservation Reserve permit, refundable payment on return of key $100

Recreation

Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

Waahi Taakaro Golf Club

Course Fees Per round 2022/23
9 holes $20
18 Holes $25
Juniors $10
Memberships 12 months (April to March)

(2022/23)

6 months (October to March)

(2022/23)

3 months

(January to March)

(2022/23)

Adult – 18 Hole $300 $180 $90
Adult – 9 Hole $220 $144 $72
Junior

(secondary school)

$75 $45 $23
Junior (pre-secondary school) $43 $26 $13
Concessions 12 months (April to March)

(2022/23)

6 months (October to March)

(2022/23)

3 months

(January to March)

(2022/23)

Season Ticket $425 $250 $150
Group Rate
Summer (per player) $16
Winter (per player) $10
Course Hire Summer (2022/23) Winter (2022/23)
Half Weekday $525 $325
Half Weekend $650 $425
Full Weekday $1,150 $660
Full Weekend $1,250 $850

Golf course fees

Five round pass 9 holes $80 20% discount on standard fee
Ten round pass 9 holes $160 20% discount on standard fee
Five round pass 18 holes $100 20% discount on standard fee
Ten round pass 18 holes $200 20% discount on standard fee
Summer special endless golf after 5pm $16 20% discount on standard 9-hole fee

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools

Hire 2022/23
Adult Admission $5.90
Child Admission (Primary and secondary school) $3.60
Seniors, Tertiary Students & Community Service Cardholders $5.10
Pre-School Admission No charge
School Pupil Admission  (primary and secondary school) $2.40
Pool Hire During Public Swimming Times - Riverside $525
Pool Hire During Public Swimming Times - Nayland Complex $525
Regular Hire - Riverside $66
Regular Hire - Nayland Complex $66
Casual Hire Outside Public Swimming Times - Riverside $331
Casual Hire Outside Public Swimming Times- Nayland Complex $309
Lane Hire $36

 


Rates

Information on rates, including the rates for 2022/23, can be found at http://www.nelson.govt.nz/building-and-property/rates/.

Search Council's rateable properties database for up-to-date information

Uniform Annual General Charge

The Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) covers charges for services which most residents benefit from, irrespective of property value. The UAGC of $376.05 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit is included in your rates.

Water charges

All water connections in Nelson are metered. The charging regime is the same for both residential and commercial users. Charges include GST.

For more information see http://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/water-and-wastewater/water-charges/.

Water annual charge

A water annual charge of $220.69 per connection is included in your rates bill.

Water volumetric rates

Cost per cubic metre (m3) GST inclusive

Quantity 2022/23
0-10,000 m3 per year $2.295 per m3
10,001- 100,000 m3 per year $1.962 per m3
> 100,000 m3 per year $1.548 per m3
Summer irrigation usage for consumption over 10,000 m3 per year $2.129 per m3

Wastewater charge

A targeted rate is payable for wastewater disposal of $564.72 per separately used or inhabited part of a residential, multi residential, rural and small holding rating units that is connected either directly or through a private drain to a public wastewater drain.

For commercial rating units, a wastewater charge of $141.18 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit that is connected either directly or through a private drain to a public wastewater drain is payable. Note: a trade waste charge will also be levied.

Stormwater and Flood Protection charge

A targeted rate of $454.43 per rating unit is payable by all ratepayers excluding rural rating units, rating units east of the Gentle Annie saddle, Saxton’s Island and Council’s stormwater network.

 

 


Solid waste

Nelson Waste Recovery Centre

Description

REFUSE

GREENWASTE

General bag (up to 65 litres (maximum of 3) $6 $5
65 Litre prepaid Betta Bins bag Free  
0.0-0.5m3 (car boot) Minimum charge 0.5m3 $40 $19
0.5 – 1.0m3 $78 $42
1.0 – 1.5m3 $118 $57
1.5 – 2.0m3 $156 $84
Thereafter per m3 $78 $42
Hazardous (residential, up to 2kg or 1 litre) $1  
Hazardous thereafter per kg or litre $3  
Tyres - car $12  
Tyres - ute/SUV $25  
Tyres - on rim $33  
Tyres - truck or tractor $115  
Tyres - (shredded) per m3 $235  
Hardfill and Demolition $345  


When refuse (rubbish) is disposed of at the Nelson Waste Recovery Centre it is packed and then transferred to the York Valley landfill.

Part of the cost to dispose of this rubbish are the levies that are paid to the Ministry for the Environment for every tonne of waste that is disposed of at a landfill. These levies have been increased, so the cost to use the landfill has had to increase with it.

This has resulted in an increase to the gate fees for refuse. Because greenwaste does not go to landfill the smaller increase is to cover the increase to the cost of transport.

The opening hours continue to be:

Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 10:00am – 4:30pm
Anzac day 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Christmas Eve 8:00am – 2:30pm
Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day CLOSED
Entry gates are closed to vehicles at 4:20pm each day

 For more information see https://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/rethink-waste/.


Trade waste charges - commercial wastewater charge

 

For more details please refer to http://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/water-and-wastewater/trade-waste-charges/.

Trade waste charges 2022/23 (GST inclusive)

Trade waste A conveying charge $846.53 per litre per minute
Trade waste A treatment charge $1,369.85 per kg BOD* per day
Trade waste B combined charge $2.60 per m³
Wastewater charge $141.18 per year

* BOD is the biochemical oxygen demand, or effluent strength.

 


Transport

Public transport

Public transport

Find out more about the NBus

All bus fares are half price until 31 August 2022.

SuperGold Cards

Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel free on all off-peak NBus services (that is, services running between 9am and 3pm and after 6.30pm weekdays, and all weekend services). You will need to show both your SuperGold and Bee Card to travel. The SuperGold Card is available to all eligible New Zealanders aged 65 or over and those under this age who receive NZ Superannuation or the Veterans Pension. For more information, go to www.supergold.govt.nz

Note: SuperGold Card holders must still pay fares for trips before 9am or after 3pm on weekdays.

Roading

Corridor access requests

Corridor access requests

Corridor Access Requests 2022/23
Standard C.A.R Fees  $167.84
Re-inspection fee  $83.92
Multiple openings on one application where work is deemed to be one job $27.27
Emergency Work Fee $58.74
Non Approval Penalty $419.60
Inspection and Mobile Generic TMP (valid max 12 months) $83.92
Generic TMP (valid max 12 months)  $314.70
Site specific TMP – footpath/berm works only $41.96
Site Specific TMP (1-8 TMDs not incl. installation/removal)  $83.92
Site Specific TMP (8+ TMDs not incl. installation/removal) $125.88
Revision/Update after approval  $41.96

Road closures

Road closures

Road Closure Applications are $433.97 in 2022/23.

Vehicle crossing applications

Vehicle crossing applications

Vehicle crossing applications are $137.21 in 2022/23.

 


Water Charges

2022/23
Special reading $32.10
Installation of a Restrictor (cost includes subsequent re-establishment of supply) $132.70
Permanent Disconnection Application Fee $254.80
Connection Application Fee:
< 50mm dia $132.70
= > 50mm dia $254.80
Hydrant Supply Application Fee $150.90
Registration to draw water from bulk filling point (annual fee) $150.90

Refer to the Rates section above for annual water charges and volumetric rates.