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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

Make a submission by 5pm Friday 14 May 2021

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 2021.

The changes to the various volume-based charges for trade waste reflect the trade waste volumes and costs for the 24 months to 31 December 2020 and are based on formulae contained in the Palmerston North Waste Bylaw.  Sampling and analysis charges for compliance monitoring are proposed to increase significantly over the next two years to achieve cost recovery.  A new wastewater discharge administration fee of $600 pa is proposed to cover the costs of monitoring and administration for permitted customers with discharges exceeding 5m3/day.

Many fixed charges and deposits for planning and miscellaneous services will not increase.  A few will increase to reflect the increasing time spent on assessing applications. Charges based on hourly charge out rates are proposed to increase by approximately 2%.

More information including the proposals and the schedules of proposed fees and charges for planning and miscellaneous services can be viewed by clicking on this link, and on trade waste by clicking on this link.  You can arrange for a hardcopy to be sent you by telephoning 356 8199.

Submissions are invited and must be received by the Council during the submission period which opens on Monday 12 April and closes at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 May 2021.  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.