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Notice of consultation

Thursday March 9 2017

Palmerston North City Council gives notice that it is commencing a consultative process to obtain community feedback on proposed updates to fees and charges for trade waste, planning and miscellaneous services, as well as the introduction of a new licence fee for bulk waste collectors.

Council reviews fees and charges every year to ensure there is sufficient revenue to cover increases in operational costs and to satisfy the requirements of Council’s Revenue and Financing Policy. In some cases there are specific bylaws which also need to be satisfied.
It is proposed the new fees and charges will take effect from 1 July 2017.

The changes to the various charges for trade waste reflect the trade waste volumes and costs for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 and are based on formulae contained in the Palmerston North Waste Bylaw.

Most fixed charges and deposits for planning and miscellaneous services will not increase but charges based on hourly chargeout rates are proposed to increase by between 1% and 3%.

It is proposed to have a new waste collector’s licence fee of $500 (GST incl) from 1 July 2017, payable by those who are required to have a commercial waste collector licence issued by the Council.

More information including the proposals and the schedules of proposed fees and charges can be inspected and/or obtained as follows:

  • through the Council’s website (see downloads below)
  • at the Customer Services Centre, Civic Administration Building or the City Library (both in the Square)
  • by telephoning 06 356 8199

Submissions are invited and must be received by the Council during the submission period which opens on Thursday 9 March and closes at 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017. Submissions must be in writing and may be delivered, posted or emailed to:  

The Governance and Support Team Leader
City Corporate Unit
Palmerston North City Council
Private Bag 11-034
Palmerston North 4442


All submissions received will be considered. Submissions should include the name and address of the person making the submission, including a daytime telephone contact number, and also advise if they wish to speak about their submission to a meeting of Councillors.