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Resource consent conditions and monitoring
An Environmental Monitoring Officer (EMO) will monitor your resource consent and make sure you are complying with the conditions and any other relevant regulations.
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Resource consent conditions
If we grant your consent, there will be conditions you need to comply with. We will monitor your site to make sure you comply with those conditions.
To comply with resource consent conditions you may need to:
notify us when works start
- get signed approval from our staff if an aspect of your consent requires it
- check your resource consent conditions for any limits on what you can do.
All of this information is detailed in your consent conditions.
What we monitor
What we do not monitor
We do not monitor building consents, engineering approval or subdivision consents.
The monitoring of your resource consent conditions may involve:
- supplying records or reports to demonstrate compliance with the conditions (for example, a construction management plan)
- routine inspections by our EMOs
bulk earthworks inspections by consultants appointed by us.
Frequency of site inspections
We monitor high and medium risk sites and activities more frequently. We also monitor sites more if there is a history of non-compliance.
We charge fees for resource consent monitoring at an hourly rate. The fees vary according to the different skills and technical knowledge required from our staff.
An initial deposit is paid based on risk prior to the resource consent being granted. Monitoring costs can exceed this deposit, depending on the complexity and compliance history of the site.
For detailed information, see our brochure on monitoring fees and charges.
If you do not meet the conditions of a resource consent our first approach is to work with you to find a solution on how to rectify any breaches.
We may also take a variety of steps, including issuing:
- a formal warning
- an abatement notice (an official notice requiring you to follow a specific course of action)
- an environmental infringement notice
- an enforcement order (court-backed order demanding compliance).
Severe breaches of the conditions of a resource consent can result in prosecution and a fine imposed by the courts.
When you have finished your project
If you have finished the works associated with your resource consent check all conditions have been met and let your EMO know.
Once the EMO is satisfied your works are compliant with the resource consent conditions they will close the consent. You will then receive a Letter of Completion and any final invoices.
See Information on completing a resource consented project for more information.
If you have any questions you can:
|Make a change to a resource consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/making-change-to-resource-consent||Make a change to a resource consent||Find out how to make changes to a resource consent, after it has been issued.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Resource consent notice of works starting||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/Pages/resource-consent-notice-works-starting.aspx||Resource consent notice of works starting||Let us know when you intend to start work on your resource consent.||aspx||Resource consents|
|Building site management||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/building-site-management.aspx||Building site management||Find out how to manage risks like toxic material and exposed soil on a building site. ||aspx||Building and consents|
|Documentation to collect as you go||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/documentation-to-collect-as-you-go.aspx||Documentation to collect as you go||Find out what documentation you need to collect throughout your project.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Completing a resource consented project||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/receive-decision-resource-consent/Pages/Completing-a-resource-consented-project.aspx||Completing a resource consented project||Find out what happens when you have finished a resource consent project.||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|