Christmas and New Year holiday break
Due to the Christmas and New Year holiday break, resource consent applications received after Monday 20th December 2021 will not start to be processed until Tuesday 11th January 2022.

Working day as per the Resource Management Act 1991 means any day except — a day in the period beginning on 20 December in any year and ending with the close of 10 January in the following year.

Resource consents allow people or organisations to do something that may have an effect on our environment.

Under the Resource Management Act 1991(external link), you must apply for a resource consent if you wish to do something that is not permitted by district or regional plans.

We want your experience to run as smoothly as possible so we strongly suggest you speak to us early in the proceedings and use our advisory service to help you.

It is a user-pays system but we offer a free hour at the outset to make the process more cost-effective in the long run.

Read the information provided below or contact us to set up an appointment with one of our consents planners. Please complete this online pre-application advice form.

Understanding resource consents

Take time to prepare your application thoroughly and accurately because it is then more likely to be processed quickly and will cost less in the long run.

The consent process

We can guide you through the application process.

After my consent has been issued

It is everyone's responsibility to comply with the relevant rules and requirements.