Environmental Monitoring and Science Charges Statement of Proposal

Council is proposing to apply environmental monitoring charges to resource consent holders.

In recent years there has been an increasing requirement to monitor and report on Nelson’s environment. In the past, the costs to undertake this monitoring has been paid by the ratepayer, but the Council considers that a fairer approach is that a proportion of the costs be charged to resource consent holders. The amount of the annual environmental monitoring charge is dependent on the nature and scale of the activity and the pressures created on the environment as a result. The proposal is to collect approximately 20% of the cost of monitoring the environment from consent holders.

View the Statement of Proposal (119KB PDF)

Submissions on the proposed charges have now closed. 

All enquiries should be directed to Richard Frizzell on 546 0423 or email richard.frizzell@ncc.govt.nz.