FEE REQUIRED: $730
Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991 deals with administrative charges and allows a local authority to levy
charges that relate to, but are not limited to, carrying out its functions in relation to receiving, processing and granting of
resource consents (including certicates of compliance and existing use certicates).
An initial fee for processing this application will be charged at the time of lodgement in accordance with QLDC’s fee
schedule. This initial fee must accompany your application for processing to commence. If the initial fee is insucient to
cover the actual and reasonable costs of work undertaken on the application you will be required to pay any additional
amount and will be invoiced monthly as work on the application continues. Please note that if the Applicant has
outstanding fees owing to Council in respect of other applications, Council may choose to apply the initial fee to any
outstanding balances in which case the initial fee for processing this application may be deemed not to have been paid.
Invoiced sums are payable by the 20th of the month after the work was undertaken. If unpaid, the processing of an
application, provision of a service, or performance of a function will be suspended until the sum is paid. You may also be
required to make an additional payment, or bring the account up to date, prior to milestones such as notication, setting
a hearing date or releasing the decision. In particular, all charges related to processing of a resource consent application
are payable prior to issuing of the decision. Payment is due on the 20th of the month or prior to the issue date –
whichever is earlier.
If your application is notied or requires a hearing you will be requested to pay a notication deposit and/or a hearing
deposit. An applicant may not oset any invoiced processing charges against such payments.
Section 357B of the Resource Management Act provides a right of objection in respect of additional charges. An objection
must be in writing and must be lodged within 15 working days of notication of the decision.
LIABILITY FOR PAYMENT – Please note that by signing and lodging this application form you are acknowledging that
the Applicant is responsible for payment of invoices and in addition will be liable to pay all costs and expenses of debt
recovery and/or legal costs incurred by QLDC related to the enforcement of any debt.
MONITORING FEES – Please also note that if this application is approved you will be required to meet the costs of
monitoring any conditions applying to the consent, pursuant to Section 35 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTIONS – Your development, if granted, may also incur development contributions under the
Local Government Act 2002. You will be liable for payment of any such contributions.
The information you have provided on this form is required so that your application can be processed under the Resource
Management Act 1991 and may also be used in statistics collected and provided to the Ministry for the Environment and
Queenstown Lakes District Council. The information will be stored on a public register and may be made available to the
public on request or on the company’s or the Council’s websites.
INFORMATION REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED //
Attach to this form any information required
(see below & appendix 1).
To be accepted for processing, your application for tree removal/pruning should include the following:
For all applications:
Computer Freehold Register for the property (no more than 3 months old)
and copies of any consent notices and covenants.
(Can be obtained from Land Information NZ at https://www.linz.govt.nz/).
An aerial photo / plan showing the locality.
A plan / map or sketch the location of trees on the site.
Photos of the subject tree(s).
Written approval of every person who may be adversely aected by the granting of consent (s95E).
Assessment of Eects on the Environment (AEE). An AEE is a written document outlining how the potential
ects of the tree removal /pruning/works have been considered. The matters of discretion and relevant policies are
in Part 32 of the Proposed District Plan. See Appendix 1 for guidance on preparing your AEE.
Arborist Report (if obtained)
We prefer to receive applications electronically – see Appendix 2 - Naming of Documents Guide
Please ensure documents are scanned at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
Each document should be no greater than 10mb
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