Greater Wellington is responsible for checking that consent holders comply with their consent conditions and whether the consented activity is causing adverse effects on the environment. The level of monitoring depends on the extent and type of environmental effects arising from the consented activity. For example, if a consent has only one-off effects or is a permanent structure, such as a culvert, we usually only inspect during the works or shortly after they are completed.
Where activities have the potential to cause significant effects, we design a specific monitoring programme that may involve several inspections each year. We may also require the consent holder to demonstrate that they are complying with the consent, for instance, by providing test results.
We send a compliance report to each consent holder outlining whether or not they are meeting the requirements of their consent conditions and what actions, if any, they must take to fully comply with their consent.