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 environmental effects, or to affect people, we will:
- notify those directly affected (limited notification), or
- notify the public generally (public notification).
If your proposal will result in adverse effects on people to the extent a planner decides they are "affected" people, we must notify those affected 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 next
If we receive submissions against the proposal and people want to be heard, we will hold a hearing.
Notified applications for resource consents take around
four to six months to process, depending on the complexity, significance and the level of contention involved.