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 2018-21'.

View the Fees and Charges Schedule 2018-21

Payment options

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.

​Payment option
Credit/debit card
Click here to pay your invoice via VISA or Mastercard.
Bank transferYou 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.
TelephoneCall us on 0800 377 2837 to arrange payment of your invoice by credit card over the phone.
​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.
​ChequeSend us your cheque in the post along with your remittance advice to Private Bag 90116, Invercargill 9840.

2018 annual consent charges

All consent holders are required to pay an annual charge that covers the costs of administration and monitoring of consents.  Annual charges apply to all current resource consents granted on or prior to 1 July this year, whether or not the consents have been exercised.

This year, many invoices include increases and in some cases, additional charges.  These are the result of a recent review of our fees and charges for consents, environmental research and management, and compliance activities.

Community consultation on our Fees and Charges Schedule 2018-2021 was held between 14 April and 16 May 2018, and 10 submissions were received and considered by our councillors before the schedule was finalised.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Please note

Additional annual users charges will apply to all consents. These are payable when invoiced July/August each year.

Page reviewed: 04 Sep 2019 3:12pm