The consents process

There are several steps in getting a resource consent and understanding the process can make it easier.  

The flow charts below shows the steps involved in processing resource consent applications, along with the time limits for processing imposed by the Resource Management Act 1991. Under certain circumstances - for example, obtaining further information - time frames may be extended. (Click each image to open larger)

Non-Notified applications

Non-notified applications

Notified / Limited Notified applications

Notified and Limited Notified applications


The Appeal Process

If an applicant, consent holder or submitter to a resource consent is not satisfied with the decision reach, they may be able to lodge an appeal. Read more

Resource Consent Holders Guide

A guide for resource consent users on roles, responsibilities and other consent information. Read more

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