Activities that don’t fall under the rules of the District Plan may need a resource consent.
The resource consent process is to assess the effects of such activities on people and/or the environment. Council can either grant a consent with conditions or decline a consent in order to manage or avoid adverse effects.
On these pages, you'll find out what activities commonly need a resource consent and how you can apply for a consent (including what information you need to provide and who can help you).
There's also information about current resource consent applications and how you can find out about or raise issues with any other developments that may be occurring around you.
If you’re planning to lodge a resource consent application in December or January, you’ll want to be aware of Council close down period.
The RMA sets statutory time limits for local authorities to process resource consent applications. Over the Christmas and New Year period however, there is a statutory close-down period and consent processing at all councils is on hold between the 20th December and the 10th of January
Common Resource Consent Planning Topics
These information pages can assist you with the planning requirements to consider with your new building, project or activity.
Compliance and Monitoring
Council's Compliance and Monitoring team ensure that conditions applied to resource consents are checked and respond to compliance queries and complaints.
Resource Consent Applications
View the current list of consents received by Council.
Making a resource consent application
All you need to know about making a resource consent application.
Resource Consent Fees and Charges
Find out what the current resource consent fees and charges is.