Consents and Compliance

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Alert Level 2 update September 2021

We will continue to process consents and provide consent advice under Alert Level 2, but we will assess the need for site visits on a case by case basis. We are still available to help by phone, email and electronic meetings.


We work with the community to promote the sustainable management of natural physical resources.

There are four key parts to our consents and compliance work:

  • Processing consents to sustainably manage activities that may have an impact on the environment
  • Compliance monitoring of resource consents
  • Responding to environmental complaints
  • Enforcing compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991, our regional plans and with national regulations and standards

The Resource Management Act sets out how we should manage our environment and forms the foundation for the majority of our work. Our Compliance team enforces this Act and does so by monitoring resource consents, checking activities comply with regional plan rules and using enforcement tools when conditions are breached. The team also provide technical advice around contaminated land, waste, wastewater and industrial processes.



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