Part C: Financial information

Fees and user charges

Our Revenue and Financing Policy guides our decisions on how to fund Council services. Under the policy, we take into account who benefits from a service (individuals, parts of the community, or the community as a whole) to help us determine how the service should be funded. The policy sets targets for each Council activity, determining what proportion should be funded from each of the user charges, general rates, targeted rates and other sources of income.

In line with that policy, we’re proposing some changes to fees and charges in the following areas:

2.2.1 Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management.

2.4.1 Sewage collection and disposal network.

5.1.1 Swimming pools.

5.1.2 Sportsfields.

5.1.7 Marinas.

5.2.6 Community centres and halls.

5.3.1 Burials and cremations.

5.3.3 Public health.

7.2.1 Parking.

2.2.1 Waste minimisation, disposal and recycling management

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Southern Landfill – General waste fee – per tonne $126.00 $128.00 $2.00
Southern Landfill – Special waste fee (Type A) – per tonne $148.60 $203.60 $55.00
Southern Landfill – Special waste fee (All other) – per tonne $148.60 $163.50 $14.90

2.4.1 Sewage collection and disposal networkTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Up to 100m3/day $0.31/m3 $0.32/m3 $0.01m3
Between 100m3/day and 7000m3/day $0.13/m3 $0.14/m3 $0.01m3
Above 7000m3/day $0.95/m3 $0.98/m3 $0.03m3
B.O.D – Up to 3150kg/day $0.33/m3 $0.34/m3 $0.01m3
B.O.D – Above 3150kg/day $0.73/m3 $0.75/m3 $0.02m3
Suspended Solids – Up to 1575kg/day $0.32/m3 $0.33/m3 $0.01m3
Suspended Solids – Above 1575kg/day $0.58/m3 $0.60/m3 $0.02m3

5.1.1 Swimming poolsTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Adult swim $6.00 $6.30 $0.30
Adult Khandallah $3.10 $3.20 $0.10
Adult Concession (10 swims) $54.00 $56.70 $2.70
Adult per month $60.50 $62.00 $1.50
Adult Year $724.60 $740.00 $15.40

5.1.2 SportsfieldsTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Rugby, League, Soccer/Football, Aussie Rules:      
Natural Turf – Seasonal: Level 1 $2,400.00 $2,425.00 $25.00
Natural Turf – Seasonal: Level 2 $1,600.00 $1,620.00 $20.00
Natural Turf – Training:      
Natural Turf – 1 night (season) Ground only (Unserviced) $390.00 $400.00 $10.00
Natural Turf – 2 nights (season) (Unserviced) $770.00 $775.00 $5.00
Natural Turf – 3 nights (season) (Unserviced) $1,160.00 $1,172.00 $12.00
Natural Turf – 4 nights (season) (Unserviced) $1,538.00 $1,545.00 $7.00
Natural Turf – 1 night/(season) (Serviced) $840.00 $850.00 $10.00
Natural Turf – 2 nights/(season) (Serviced) $1,648.00 $1,658.00 $10.00
Natural Turf – 3 nights/(season) (Serviced) $2,473.00 $2,485.00 $12.00
Natural Turf – Tournament fee (Base fee by Sport code) field/day $300–$500 $320–$550 $20–$50

5.1.7 MarinasTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Clyde Quay – Mooring / year $1,105.00 $1,140.00 $35.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (2 to 13) / year $2,320.00 $2,390.00 $70.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (14 to 27) / year $2,087.00 $2,152.00 $65.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (28, 29) / year $2,897.00 $2,987.00 $90.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (38B) / year $1,675.00 $1,725.00 $50.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (38A to 42B, 48A, 48B) / year $2,407.00 $2,477.00 $70.00
Clyde Quay – Boat Shed (43A to 47B) / year $2,785.00 $2,870.00 $85.00
Clyde Quay – Dinghy Rack / year $194.00 $200.00 $6.00
Evans Bay – Berth / year $2,780.00 $2,865.00 $85.00
Evans Bay – Berth (Sea Rescue Jetty) / year $1,634.00 $1,684.00 $50.00
Evans Bay – Boat Shed (8 to 11) / year $1,094.00 $1,129.00 $35.00
Evans Bay – Boat Shed (1 to 7, 12 to 32) / year $2,189.00 $2,254.00 $65.00
Evans Bay – Boat Shed (33 to 46) / year $3,280.00 $3,375.00 $95.00
Evans Bay – Dinghy Locker / year $327.00 $337.00 $10.00
Evans Bay – Live-Aboard fee / year $572.00 $590.00 $18.00
Evans Bay – Trailer Park / month $124.00 $128.00 $4.00

5.2.6 Community centres and hallsTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Community groups per hour $16.00 $17.90 $1.90
Commercial per hour $21.00 $23.50 $2.50
Private event per hour $26.00 $29.10 $3.10
Commercial private per hour $36.00 $39.90 $3.90
Venue security check fee / one off $46.00 $50.90 $4.90

5.3.1 Burials and cremationsTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Cremation – Delivery Only $685.00 $692.00 $7.00
Cremation – Committal Service $838.00 $846.00 $8.00
Cremation – Full Service $894.00 $902.00 $8.00
Cremation – Child $190.00 $200.00 $10.00
Cremation – Outside District Casket Interment $1,000.00 $1,020.00 $20.00
Plot Search $10.00 $15.00 $5.00
Change of Deed $63.00 $70.00 $7.00
Rimu Urn – Adult $86.00 $90.00 $4.00
Rimu Urn – Adult Half Size $60.00 $75.00 $15.00

5.3.3 Public healthTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Entire Dogs $172.50 $176.00 $3.50
Paid After 1 August / penalty $85.00 $88.00 $3.00
Desexed Dogs $125.00 $127.50 $2.50
Paid After 1 August / penalty $61.25 $63.75 $2.50
Responsible Dog owner status $61.50 $62.75 $1.25
Paid After 1 August (entire) / penalty $196.00 $201.25 $5.25
Paid After 1 August (de-sexed) / penalty $124.75 $128.50 $3.75
Working Dogs $52.50 $53.50 $1.00
Paid After 1 August / penalty $25.00 $26.75 $1.75
Working Dogs (puppies) $27.50 $28.00 $0.50
New Registrations – pro rata fees $88.00 $89.80 $1.80
Multiple dog application $34.00 $34.50 $0.50
Replacement reg tag $11.50 $12.00 $0.50
RDO Application $59.50 $61.00 $1.50
Puppies      
Month puppy was born / Month registration due Desexed fee/Entire fee Desexed fee/Entire fee Increase
January / May $23.00/$31.50 $23.40/$32.10 $0.40/$0.60
February / June $12.80/$17.40 $13.10/$17.80 $0.30/$0.40
March / July $125.00/$172.50 $127.50/$176.00 $2.50/$3.50
April / August $114.80/$158.40 $117.10/$161.60 $2.30/$3.20
May / September $104.60/$144.30 $106.70/$147.20 $2.10/$2.90
June / October $94.40/$130.20 $96.30/$132.80 $1.90/$2.60
July / November $84.20/$116.10 $85.90/$118.50 $1.70/$2.40
August / December $74.00/$102.00 $75.50/$104.10 $1.50/$2.10
September / January $63.80/$87.90 $65.10/$89.70 $1.30/$1.80
October / February $53.60/$73.80 $54.70/$75.30 $1.10/$1.50
November / March $43.40/$59.70 $44.30/$60.90 $0.90/$1.20
December / April $33.20/$45.60 $33.90/$46.50 $0.70/$0.90
Imported Dogs & Puppies      
Month arrived in NZ Desexed fee/Entire fee Desexed fee/Entire fee Increase
January $23.00/$31.50 $23.40/$32.10 $0.40/$0.60
February $12.80/$17.40 $13.10/$17.80 $0.30/$0.40
March $125.00/$172.50 $127.50/$176.00 $2.50/$3.50
April $114.80/$158.40 $117.10/$161.60 $2.30/$3.20
May $104.60/$144.30 $106.70/$147.20 $2.10/$2.90
June $94.40/$130.20 $96.30/$132.80 $1.90/$2.60
July $84.20/$116.10 $85.90/$118.50 $1.70/$2.40
August $74.00/$102.00 $75.50/$104.10 $1.50/$2.10
September $63.80/$87.90 $65.10/$89.70 $1.30/$1.80
October $53.60/$73.80 $54.70/$75.30 $1.10/$1.50
November $43.40/$59.70 $44.30/$60.90 $0.90/$1.20
December $33.20/$45.60 $33.90/$46.50 $0.70/$0.90
Adopted Dogs & Puppies      
Month adopted Current fee Proposed fee Increase
January $12.50 $12.75 $0.25
February $7.60 $7.75 $0.15
March $61.50 $62.75 $1.25
April $56.60 $57.75 $1.15
May $51.70 $52.75 $1.05
June $46.80 $47.75 $0.95
July $41.90 $42.75 $0.85
August $37.00 $37.75 $0.75
September $32.10 $32.75 $0.65
October $27.20 $27.75 $0.55
November $22.30 $22.75 $0.45
December $17.40 $17.75 $0.35

5.3.3 Public health continued – Alcohol Licensing FeesTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Alcohol fees      
Risk Category Application Fee    
Very low $368.00 $486.00 $118.00
Low $609.50 $805.00 $195.50
Medium $816.50 $1,078.00 $261.50
High $1,023.50 $1,351.00 $327.50
Very high $1,207.50 $1,594.00 $386.50
  Annual Fee    
Very low $161.00 $213.00 $52.00
Low $391.00 $516.00 $125.00
Medium $632.50 $835.00 $202.50
High $1,035.00 $1,366.00 $331.00
Very high $1,437.50 $1,898.00 $460.50
Special Licences Fee    
Class 1 $575.00 $759.00 $184.00
Class 2 $207.00 $273.00 $66.00
Class 3 $63.25 $83.00 $19.75
Managers Certificate $316.25 $316.25 no change
Temporary Authority $296.70 $392.00 $95.30
Alfresco dining fees      
Pavement/footpath permissions – central city (per m2) – smoking area $45.00 $90.00 $45.00
Pavement/footpath permissions – suburbs (per m2) – smoking area $29.25 $58.50 $29.25

7.2.1 ParkingTop

Fee Type Current fee Proposed fee Fee Increase
Freyberg Pool members parking per hour (after initial 2 hours free per day) $0.00 $2.50 $2.50
Fringe Parking Monday to Sunday (pink zone) / hour $1.50 $2.50 $1.00
Coupon parking / day $8.50 $12.00 $3.50
Coupon parking / month $135.00 $200.00 $65.00
Metered parking – Monday to Friday (yellow zone) / hour $4.00 $4.50 $0.50
Metered parking – Monday to Friday (green zone) / hour $3.00 $3.50 $0.50
Resident parking permit / year $126.50 $195.00 $68.50
Coupon exemption permit / year $71.50 $120.00 $48.50

Parking fee areas

The map below displays our weekday parking fee areas and the hourly rate in each of those zones.  The central yellow area is priced at $4.50 and is the most used from Thorndon to Vivian St to Oriental Parade. The Green area is on the cusp of the central area from Vivian St to Karo Drive and the northern end of Thorndon Quay, which is priced at $3.50 per hour. The orange zone is on the fringes of the city and offers 10 hour parking at $2.50 per hour and covers Hutt Road, Thorndon Quay, Oriental Parade, Kent & Cambridge Terrace.  

Wellington parking fee areas map – weekdays

The next map displays our weekend parking fee area. It shows that all on-street parking in the central city including the fringe areas of Hutt Road, Thorndon Quay, Oriental Parade, Kent and Cambridge Terrace is priced at $2.50 per hour.

Wellington parking fee areas map – weekends