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Updated fees and charges

We're seeking 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.

Photo shows Palmerston North city viewed from across the river and through parkland.

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.

Submissions invited by 5pm Thursday 13 April

Submissions must be in writing. All submissions received will be considered. Submissions should include your name, address and a contact phone number. Please advise if you wish to speak about your submission to a meeting of Councillors.

Postal address

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

Delivery address

32 The Square
Palmerston North 4410