If the outcome of your pre-application meeting results in a resource consent being lodged, an initial fee for
that consent applies.
rst hour spent reviewing pre-application documents or meeting with you will be free; thereafter any assessment,
meeting or administrative time will be invoiced at the relevant hourly rates. A list of Consent Charges and hourly rates can
be found on the Resource Consent Application Forms section of the QLDC website. Please note the free hour refers only
to Council ofcers time; if an external consultant such as a landscape architect or other technical specialist (e.g noise or
trafc specialist) is required, their time will be charged.
Invoices will be sent monthly and are payable by the 20th of the month after the work was undertaken. If unpaid, the
pre-application assessment, provision of a service, or performance of a function will be suspended until the sum is paid.
Please be advised there may be a delay in billing for external consultants’ time; Council has to receive invoices for that
time before passing any applicable charges to yourself.
After pre-application discussions, if you decide to submit a resource consent an initial fee will be required and any associ-
ated charges will be billed separately from your pre-application charges.
Payment for pre-application invoices can be made by phoning or visiting one of our ofces, please make sure you quote
your pre-application reference number shown on your invoice starting PA.
Payment can also be made via bank deposit or online banking. Please ensure to reference any banking payments cor-
rectly with the PA# shown on your invoice or the Invoice number. Incorrectly referenced payments may cause delays to the
assessment of your pre-application whilst payment is identied.
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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to facilitate communication between applicants and the council so that the
applicant can make informed decisions about applying for consents, permits or licenses.
2. The views expressed by council staff in or following a pre-application meeting are those officers’ preliminary views, made in
good faith, on the applicants proposal. The council makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or
responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, completeness or use of any information or views communicated as part of the
3. The applicant is not required to amend their proposal to accommodate the views expressed by council staff, nor to comply
with any suggestions made by council staff. Further, it remains the applicant’s responsibility to get their own professional
planning and legal advice when making any application for consents, permits or licences, and to rely solely on that advice, in
making any application for consents, permits or licenses.
4. To the extent permissible by law, the council expressly disclaims any liability to the applicant (under any theory of law
including negligence) in relation to any pre-application process. The applicant also recognises that any information it
provides to the council may be required to be discussed under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act
1987 unless there is a good reason to withhold the information under that Act).
5. Any assessment and administration time spent beyond the first free hour will be charged at the relevant hourly rates of each
6. For a full list of fees and charges refer to payment, fees and charges as set out on Queenstown Lakes District Council’s
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348
Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300
P: 03 441 0499
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