Each year Council is required to adopt by resolution a Schedule of Fees & Charges for its services.
Under the Local Government Act 2009, Section 97, it states that Council can charge two types of Fees & Charges.
The first being Regulatory, and the second being Commercial. The difference between the two is quite simple.
Regulatory Fees are those fees which have been regulated or legislated with the fee being set at the cost of performing or delivering that particular service. For example, issuing a Food License is a regulatory fee, it has a head of power being the Food Act 2006 and Council is only able to charge the cost to perform that service.
Commercial Fees are those fees which have not been regulated or legislated with the fee being able to be set at a Commercial Rate.