Roading - Fees & Charges

Roading

Horowhenua District Council's Roading fees and charges for the 2017/2018 financial year are provided below.

All fees are stated as GST inclusive and are effective from 10 July 2017. Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time. Please check with Council for any updates.

The following charges relate to the management of the Roading Corridor, the processing of Corridor Access Request (CAR) applications, issuing of Works Access Permits (WAP), the approval of Traffic Management Plans (TMP) and the monitoring of the physical works in the road corridor.

Corridor Access Requests 2017/18 Fees
Events (see Note 5) $103.00*
Minor Works (see Note 6)  $67.00
Major Works (see Note 7)  $134.00
Minor Projects (see Note 8)  $267.00
Major Projects (see Note 9)  By negotiation
Generic TMPs (see Note 12)  $370.00
Blanket CARs (see Note 13)  By negotiation
Unapproved works (activities being undertaken without an approved WAP or TMP)  $514.00
Non Conforming Work Re-inspection charge  $67.00
No notification of the commencement of works  $67.00
Issue of a Stop Work order  $155.00
Late completion (see Note 18)  $52.00 per day
Temporary Road Closure Public Notification  At cost

Notes

  1. A CAR application and TMP is required to be lodged for all activities that require an excavation in either the footpath or the road carriageway.
  2. A CAR application and TMP is required to be lodged for all activities where there is an effect on normal operating conditions of the road or footpath.
  3. A CAR application is not required to be lodged for the carrying out of a single excavation in the grass berm that is less than 3m2 or 6 metres in length.  If the excavation is greater than 3m2 or 6m in length and/or multiple excavations are required in the grass berm then a CAR application and TMP is required to be lodged.
  4. A CAR application is not required to be lodged for non-excavation activities relating to existing utility infrastructure if the carrying out of the activities does not affect the normal use of the road carriageway or footpath. 
  5. A CAR and TMP is required for all events that affect the normal operating conditions of the road, irrespective of whether the event is on the road carriageway, footpath, berm, road shoulder or outside the road reserve. *No fee will be charged to Non Profit Organisations. 
  6. Minor works are works that involve excavations in the grass berm or footpath, or effect normal operating conditions of the road or footpath, and have a duration of 28 days or less from establishment to final reinstatement.
  7. Major works are works that require the carrying out of excavations in the road carriageway and have a duration of 28 days or less from establishment to final reinstatement. 
  8. Minor Project works has a duration of greater than 28 days and less than 90 days from establishment to final reinstatement. 
  9. Major Project works are projects which have a duration of greater than 90 days from establishment to final reinstatement or has the potential to cause major impacts on the network.  The Corridor Manager may choose to issue WAP’s for separable portions of the works which each have a duration of less than 90 days however the project itself will still be deemed to be a major project. Fees will depend on CAR processing and supervision time required for the work being undertaken and will be decided by negotiation. 
  10. Utility operators must give the Corridor Manager preliminary notification of project works using the form contained in Schedule A1 of the National Code of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors.  At this time the Corridor Manager will advise whether the works are considered to be a major or minor project. 
  11. It is expected that the Corridor Manager and utility operator will discuss and agree the cost for processing CAR applications for major projects prior to the lodgement of the CAR application. 
  12. Generic TMPs for regular work, for approved contractors, must be submitted annually through the CAR process to the Corridor Manager for approval. 
  13. Blanket CARs for regular work, for approved contractors who hold Generic TMPs, must be submitted through the CAR process to the Corridor Manager for approval.  The work allowable under each Blanket CAR will vary between contractors based on requirements. Fees will depend on CAR processing and supervision time required for the work being undertaken and will be decided by negotiation. 
  14. A CAR application must be lodged within 48 hours of the commencement of emergency works if the work would have required the lodgement of a CAR application had it been planned.  
  15. The fee for the processing of CAR applications for emergency works is the same as that for planned works. 
  16. A works completion inspection will be undertaken in all cases where there is excavation works carried out in either the footpath or the road carriageway. 
  17. Non Conforming Work Re-inspection charge to apply for re-inspection following works deemed not satisfactory. 
  18. The failure to sign off the CAR for completed works as Completed will also be deemed to be a Late Completion. 
  19. If utility operators are working together at a work site then the Corridor Manager may agree to the lodgement of a single CAR application covering their activities. 
  20. The Corridor Manager will exercise judgement in respect to the application of the non-compliance charges and may waive or apply these charges as they see fit.