Need a resource consent?
GWRC deals with four types of resource consent:
City and district councils deal with consents for other activities, such as subdivision consents and building permits.
Activities that need resource consent are classified as controlled, restricted discretionary, discretionary and non-complying in our regional plans. Our regional plan user guide provides helpful guidance for you to see if your activity requires a resource consent.
If you are unsure about whether your activity needs resource consent, please contact us.
Some activities are classified as permitted. Permitted activities are allowed without resource consent provided that conditions specified in the GWRC regional plan rule for that activity are complied with.
Some common permitted activities are:
All permitted activities can be found by checking the rules in our regional plans.
If you are unsure about whether your activity is considered a permitted activity, please contact us.
Talk to us before you apply for a resource consent. We can check you are applying for the right type of consent and that you include enough information to avoid unnecessary delays.
You can have up to four hours of free pre-application advice at our offices. If you can’t visit our offices then we can do this by telephone or e-mail.
For a pre-application meeting: