Resource Consents

If you are building or using your land in a way that is not consistent with the rules in our District Plan/s or the Resource Management Act 1991(RMA), you will require a Resource Consent.

Building and Planning Consent Christmas Processing Times

Both the Building Act 2004 and the Resource Management Act 1991 stop the statutory processing clock over Christmas and New Year.

The period beginning 20 December and ending with the close of 10 January is excluded from the 20 working day time-frame which means that during these dates the processing clock stops.

Therefore any Resource or Building Consent submitted on or after Friday 20 December 2019 will not be processed until Monday 13 January 2020 due to the Christmas/ New Year break.

If you want your Resource or Building Consent to be processed before Christmas (barring any further information requests which stop the processing clock), please submit prior to Friday 22 November 2019.