2. Our pre-application service

Before you submit your resource consent application, we encourage you to discuss your proposal with us first. Using our pre-application service will help ensure your application includes all the relevant information so we can process it efficiently.

The information you provide with your resource consent application helps us evaluate the potential effects of your activities on the environment. It also helps others who may be affected to clearly understand what you’re intending to do.

General consent assistance

If you have enquiries that extend beyond the scope of a resource consent application, the advisory services team is here to assist.

Types of enquires we can help with:

  • seeking clarification on the necessity of a resource consent
  • verifying a rule or policy interpretation
  • or have questions about current resource consents and associated responsibilities.

For these enquiries, contact us via:

Our pre-application service

We will adjust our pre-application service to suit your needs. We can offer review and advice on:

  • types of resource consents needed
  • required supporting information
  • people who should be consulted
  • application process
  • review of technical reports or assessments required
  • review of draft applications
  • feasibility of your proposal.

Information on the resource consenting process can also be found under:

Charges for our pre-application service

The first hour of our pre-application service is free. Please note tasks such as preparing or reviewing relevant information, preliminary meetings, emails, or phone calls, as well as administrative tasks will be included in this time. After the first hour of work, we will charge for this service. 

For simple projects pre-application advice may include a phone call or email, or for more complex proposals a review of supporting or technical reports.

Learn more about charges for processing resource consent applications.

Request for resource consent pre-application advice

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