Resource Management (Discount on Administrative Charges) Regulations 2010

This page explains the role of the Resource Management (Discount on Administrative Charges) Regulations 2010. It provides links to the regulations and to guidance material. 

Role of the regulations

The Resource Management (Discount on Administrative Charges) Regulations 2010 require local authorities to provide a discount for resource consent applications not processed within the statutory timeframes set out in the RMA.

The discount set out by the regulations is 1% per day, up to a maximum of 50 working days. Local authorities are required to adopt either the discount set out in the regulations (the ‘default’ discount) or choose to develop their own policy that is more generous than the regulations.

The regulations only apply to resource consent applications that are processed by local authorities, or to the parts of an application processed by a local authority (eg, the council’s processing of a resource consent before it is called in by the Minister for the Environment as a nationally significant proposal). 

The Resource Management (Discount on Administrative Charges) Regulations [NZ legislation website] were passed on 21 June 2010 and came into effect on 31 July 2010. 

Guidance material

The Ministry for the Environment has prepared the following guidance on the regulations:

Reviewed:
15/10/15