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Notified resource consents
When a resource consent application is notified, other people will have an opportunity to have their say on your project. It also means the processing time frame will be longer and the costs will be higher.
When we publicly notify a resource consent application
We process almost all resource consent applications without the need to notify the public.
If your project is likely to have adverse effects on the environment or people, we will:
- notify those directly affected (limited notification), or
- notify the public generally (public notification).
If your proposal will have an adverse effect on people to an extent where a planner would deem them 'affected parties', we must notify those people unless:
Affected people can make a submission supporting or opposing your application within 20 working days of being notified.
We may determine that the adverse effects of your resource consent warrant public notification.
If so, a public notice will appear in newspapers and, for some parts of the region, in the public notice section of this website.
We will also directly notify any people we consider adversely affected. We send them an information pack, including information on how to make a submission.
Anyone can make a submission supporting or opposing an application within 20 working days.
What happens if we receive submissions
If we receive submissions against your proposal and people have indicated that they want to speak about their submission, we will hold a hearing.
Read more about
Resource consent hearings.
Notified applications for resource consents take around
four to six months to process, depending on the complexity, significance and the level of contention involved.
|Have your say on a resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/have-your-say-notified-resource-consent||Have your say on a resource consent||Have your say on an open notified resource consent.||aspx||Notified resource consent|
|Tracking the progress of your consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/tracking-paying-consent-application/Pages/tracking-progress-consent-application.aspx||Tracking the progress of your consent application||Find out how to track the progress of your consent application.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Building and consent compliance and complaints||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-fines/Pages/compliance-complaints.aspx||Building and consent compliance and complaints||Not all building or consent compliance complaints are managed by us. Check who to contact to report an issue.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Written approval of affected persons||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/prepare-resource-consent-application/Pages/written-approval-affected-persons.aspx||Written approval of affected persons||Know your rights if a consent applicant contacts you asking for written approval for their consent application.||aspx||Resource consents|
|How we assess your resource consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/receive-decision-resource-consent/Pages/how-we-assess-your-resource-consent-application.aspx||How we assess your resource consent application||Find out how we process your resource consent application and how long it can take.||aspx||Resource consents|