The Council’s resource management service promotes and protects a quality natural and physical environment.
This service ensures that people know whether an activity is allowable subject to conditions or requires further investigation and consent e.g. a new factory or subdivision. Up to 250 resource consents are issued per year. They are also monitored to ensure compliance with conditions.
All applications are processed in accordance with the District Plan and Resource Management Act, with non-notified consents processed within 20 working days and notified consents processed within 50 working days. The Council keeps a record of all resource consents and written complaints received during the preceding five years and these are made available as required. All consent conditions are monitored for compliance.
Resource consents are charged at cost, depending on the time taken.
Environmental Services, including resource management staff, are available through the Council's front counter and telephone services from 8am to 5pm on weekdays. After hours services are available through the Council's after hours telephone service; however, response is determined by the urgency of the problem.
Consent fees (PDF, 42KB)