Changes to the RMA mean more information is to be included in resource consent applications to improve processing.
These changes take effect from 3 March 2015 and only apply to applications lodged on or after this date.
Consents advice note RMA March 2015 (225 kB)
Please note that the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan was notified on the 11th of August 2012, which may have implications for your proposed activity. You can view the plan here. Alternatively, you can contact Customer Services on 0800 324 636 for further information.
Consenting advice notes on the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan:
This booklet provides general guidance on what to include in an application, and the process an application goes through once submitted.
'How to Apply' booklet (pdf 1209 kB)
This booklet provides assistance in understanding the resource consent document itself, and indicates when Environment Canterbury should be notified of changes.
'Your consent document' booklet (pdf 883 kB)
This booklet provides information about how your consent is monitored by Environment Canterbury.
'Monitoring your consent' booklet (pdf 938 kB)
This booklet explains the process of notification, including appealing a decision.
'Notification' booklet (pdf 1073 kB)
This factsheet is a summary of the charges that can and may be applied when applying for a resource consent.
Ngāi Tahu in the Resource Consent Process - a guide for applicants (259 kB)
For more information
The Microsoft Word files can be downloaded to your local machine and filled-out off-line. They will, however, need to be printed and signed and returned to us here at Environment Canterbury via normal post. Our postal details are available here. The PDF files can be downloaded, printed, then filled-out, signed and returned by normal post.
The PDF and Microsoft Word files for 'CON510 Written Approval of Person(s) Likely to be Affected' and 'CON520 Submission on Resource Consent Application' and the other Microsoft Word files can be downloaded to your local machine and filled-out off-line. They will, however, need to be printed and signed and returned to us here at Environment Canterbury via normal post. Our postal details are available here. The other PDF files can be downloaded, printed, then filled-out, signed and returned by normal post.
Swing mooring, slipway and Navigation Safety Bylaw forms are on a separate page.
As further forms are developed, they will appear on this page. In the meantime, you may need a form which is only available directly from Customer Services.
Canterbury Regional Council
Please include as many references as possible, such as invoice number, customer number.
(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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