There are a number of items associated with any existing, or proposed dam building project that requires input from your regional council and/or the Building Control Authority responsible for administering the Building Act 2004 (the Act). These items may include the following:
Cost recovery for Building Act functions by Waikato Regional Council’s is based on the principle of ‘user pays’. This means that for your dam project, all costs associated with this project. This includes all costs involved in assessing and processing your application, whether your application is granted or refused.
All building consent applications will require a deposit at the time the application is lodged with the Waikato Regional Council (see table 1) unless agreed otherwise.
As noted above, costs incurred by council in processing applications will be recovered on a full cost recovery basis. Therefore due to the scale, complexity and specialist design features associated with each dam project, the costs associated with processing individual building consents will vary greatly.
Some of the items that will or may contribute to the costs of your application may include:
When your building consent is issued, the Waikato Regional Council will determine the number of inspections required based on the planned work.
Consultants acting for the Waikato Regional Council will undertake the inspections with their direct costs being charged to the consent holder on an ‘actual and reasonable costs’ basis.
Where additional charges and fees are required, these will be on the basis of recorded time spent on the application and other costs such as travel and general administration where applicable.
All fees and charges are reviewed annually and are available on this website.
Table 1: Deposits on applications (incl GST)
|Cost of dam construction project||PIM deposit||Building consent deposit||Certificate of acceptance||Amendment to Compliance schedule|
|Dam – above $100,000 value||$1000||$4000||$4000||$1000|
|Dam – $20,000 to $100,000 value||$750||$2000||$2000|
|Dam – $0 to 20,000 value||$500||$1000||$1000|
Table 2: Charges for council staff services
|Work type||Charge rate/hour|
|Resource Use Directorate managers||$165|
|Building Act Officer||$135|
Method of fee and levy payments for consents, inspections and code compliance certificates?
Apart from deposits, all payment requests to council will be invoiced to the applicant. Details for Direct Credit will be included on individual invoices.
Deposits should be paid by Direct Credit Payment method below, however if this is not available to you or you wish to pay via an alternative method (e.g. cheques, etc) please contact us on our Freephone 0800 800 401for further details.
If paying by Direct Credit please use the following details and please remember to complete the Payer particulars and reference sections as this will help us identify your payment.