A resource consent allows a person or organisation to do something which has an effect on the environment (eg taking water from a stream or bore, discharging waste into the air, onto land or into water, diverting streams or building bridges or culverts).
Under the Resource Management Act Council issues two types of Resource Consent covering:
If you are considering an activity, which may require a resource consent, our staff will be able to assist. They can explain which activities require resource consents under the Resource Management Act. If a consent is required they can also provide guidance on the type of effects assessment and consultation which would be appropriate for your proposal.
Refer to the District Plan or contact Council's Resource Planner, ph +64 3 689 0000 if you are planning any development or subdivision.