Commercial activities guidelines
Commercial use refers to an individual, group or organisation's use that is carried out for profit or as a means of livelihood or gain. This includes but is not limited to, recreation, tourism and filming businesses.
For answers to commonly asked questions, see the information provided below:
Exclusive commercial rights (that is, an operator having a monopoly) are rarely granted, and may only be possible where environmental and or social/cultural values outweigh the benefits or principles of competition. Film companies may be granted exclusive use of a specified area, for a short term, at the discretion of Greater Wellington.
Greater Wellington Regional Council will consider waiving fees for:
If you would like the applicable fees waived, then you need to fill out a film fee waiver form. (See the "Forms" box at the top corner of this screen for a downloadable waiver form.) It is at the Regional Council’s discretion if a partial or full fee waiver is granted.
The criteria depends on whether the activity is classified as a major, minor or temporary concession. In general the application should:
The application may also require:
Greater Wellington Regional Council may require your application to be publicly notified. You may need to obtain a resource consent in some cases. This is a separate procedure and not part of the concession application.
You are welcome to check details or discuss your event/activity further with the relevant Park Ranger or the Events Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (04) 830 4282.
Click here to apply for a concession for your commercial activity or event. We will contact you within five working days to discuss your application.