Council & City

Proposed Amendments to Fees and Charges for Trade Waste and Planning and Miscellaneous Services

The 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 and planning and miscellaneous services.

Submissions close Tuesday 4 June 2019

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 2019. 

The changes to the various volume based charges for tradewaste reflect the tradewaste volumes and costs for the 24 months to 31 December 2018 and are based on formulae contained in the Palmerston North Waste Bylaw.  Administrative charge increases for tradewaste reflect the second stage of increases advised last year.

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 approximately 3%.

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 by clicking this link
  • At the Customer Services Centre, Civic Administration Building or the City Library (NZ Pacific Zone, 2nd floor)
  • By telephoning 356 8199

Submissions are invited and must be received by the Council during the submission period which opens on Wednesday 1 May and closes at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  Submissions must be in writing and may be delivered, posted or emailed to: 

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


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.