Not using your consent?
If you don’t use your consent within five years of the effective date on the consent certificate, it will lapse (unless you have a condition bringing forward or delaying the lapse date) and you will not be able to use it.
If you don’t want your consent to lapse, you can apply for an extension of lapse time – but you need to do this before your consent lapses. Consents often lapse long before they expire, particularly if their term is longer than five years. Please contact us for more information about this.
If you start using your resource consent then stop using it altogether for five years or more, we can cancel it.