Te whakatere i te tukanga tuku whakaae mō te tuku wai ki roto i te 100m o tētahi kōreporepo wai māori
Fast-track consent process for water discharges within 100m of a natural wetland
If your proposed development will involve a discharge of water within 100m of a natural wetland, you may be eligible for a fast-track consent application process, which in most cases, will not require specialist advice.
Projects eligible for fast-track consent
This fast-track consent application process is for discharges of:
- sediment-laden water from erosion and sediment controls around earthworks
The discharge must be:
- within 100m of a natural wetland, including any wetland within the
coastal marine area (PDF 156KB)
- related to construction of a residential dwelling, minor dwelling or accessory building
- on an existing lot
- in all other respects a permitted activity in the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Fast-track consent benefits
In most cases we will be able to process your application without requiring specialist advice, if you can demonstrate the water discharge won't reach or affect the natural wetland based on:
- the distance to the natural wetland
- the slope of the site (or an adjoining site)
- topographical features.
This simplifies the processing of the consent, reducing time and cost.
You should know
These fast-track consents are a council initiative, and are not related to the Environmental Protection Authority's fast-track consenting process.
Assess your site
To assess whether your site is eligible, view the fast-track consent parameters.
Submit your application
Complete the application form and the fast-track self-certification checklist:
Email these forms and any supporting documents to the Regulatory Support team closest to you:
They will send you an invoice for the relevant deposit. You will need to pay this before a planner starts assessing your application.
Fast-track consents relate to rules for discharge activity under regulation 54(c) of the
National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) 2020.
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|Wetland ecosystems and where to find them||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/plant-for-your-ecosystem/Pages/wetland-ecosystems.aspx||Wetland ecosystems and where to find them||Find out what wetlands are, why they are important, how you can protect them and where you can go to visit a wetland.||aspx||Biodiversity|
|When you will need land use resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/types-resource-consents/Pages/when-you-will-need-land-use-resource-consent.aspx||When you will need land use resource consent||Find out when you might need a land use consent.||aspx||Land-use resource consent|
|Notice of undertaking a permitted activity within or near a natural wetland||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/permitted-activities/nes-fw-permitted-activities/Pages/permitted-activity-near-natural-wetland.aspx||Notice of undertaking a permitted activity within or near a natural wetland||The National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) regulates activities that take place within or near natural wetlands, including swamps and marshes.||aspx||Environment consultation
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