Fees & charges
We carry out a regular financial review, to ensure fees and charges for our services remain fair and equitable. Our financial strategy takes a user pays approach where possible, so we carefully consider who the users are and who benefits from natural resource use.
Where appropriate, costs incurred for council activities that are carried out mainly to benefit consent holders are largely apportioned to them, rather than the general ratepayer.
Our current fees and charges are set in our 'Fees and Charges Schedule'.
View the Fees and Charges Schedule (takes effect from 1 July 2023)
There are several convenient options available to pay your annual invoice. You can pay via credit/debit card using the button below, or use any of the other options.
|Credit/debit card||Click here to pay your invoice via VISA or Mastercard.|
|Bank transfer||You can make a one-off payment using online banking. Our details are:Name: Environment Southland|
Account No.: 01-0961-0018998-00
You can also find us in your list of registered payees under Environment Southland / Southland Regional Council. Please enter your Acc No. from the top right corner of your invoice in the reference field only. No other information is required, however if your bank requires additional fields to be completed, please enter the invoice number you are making the payment on.
|Telephone||Call us on 0800 76 88 45 to discuss payment of your invoice.|
|Our office||Call into our office on the corner of North Road and Price Street, Invercargill. We are open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. EFTPOS facilities are available. We accept Visa, Bankcard and Mastercard.|
Annual consent charges
All consent holders are required to pay an annual charge that covers the costs of administration and monitoring of consents. Below are a couple of links to help answer any questions and make payments.
- Online payments
- Enquiries / Request for remittal
- Surrender a consent
- Fees and charges schedule
- Annual charges frequently asked questions
- Terms of Trade
Refunds - consent application deposit fee
Regardless of fixed fees that are paid on lodgement of an application, we only charge actual costs as required by the Act. Refunds are given, or additional fees are charged, whichever is appropriate.