What happens next
Our planners will assess your application and determine which service you qualify for.
If we take longer than 20 working days to assess your application for non-notified applications, you are entitled to a discount under the RMA. The discount is applied automatically by our system at invoicing.
If we need more information (section 92 request)
If planners or specialists have questions about your application, they can ask for further information.
This is called a section 92 request, and delays the processing of your application until we receive additional information.
When we make a decision
The planner will contact you, usually by email, to advise if your application has been granted or refused, or if it needs to be notified.
We will also post the decision to you.
If we grant your resource consent
If we grant your resource consent, you will receive a decision document outlining what conditions need to be followed, the reasons for the decision and the approved plans.
If there is any part of this decision, including the conditions, that you are not happy with, you can
formally object to our decision.
We will conduct routine inspections and reviews after consent has been granted. We do this to make sure you are compliant with your resource consent conditions.
See Resource consent conditions and monitoring for more information.
If we refuse your resource consent
If we refuse your resource consent, and you think our decision is unfair, you can
formally object to our decision, or lodge an appeal with the Environment Court.