It can get complicated, so if you need help at any stage, please get in touch – we’ll be happy to talk about your activity and provide information and advice on your application. We might conclude that you need the services of an expert (such as an engineer, surveyor or resource management consultant) – and perhaps a building consent too.
To apply for a resource consent you need to:
- download and complete an application form (PDF 173 kb) or pick one up from the Council offices
- complete an ‘assessment of environmental effects’ (AEE). This describes all the environmental effects of your proposed activity and the ways that you’ll mitigate (reduce) them.
- identify any ‘affected parties’ and how they might be affected. Affected parties are people or organisations who might be more interested in or more affected by your activity than the general public. They're usually your immediate neighbours, but can also include people who are farther away
- if you don’t want your application to be ‘notified’, talk to the affected parties and seek their written approval (PDF 134 kb). Alternatively, tell us why you don’t think they’re affected or why you can’t get their approval.
- write a covering letter outlining what you want to do
- supply plans of your proposal (to a scale of either 1:100 or 1:200
- provide all the other documents required by the application form.
- pay the required fees
You can apply for your resource consent:
- by delivering a hard copy to our main building, 30 Laings Road
between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday
- by posting it to us at Private Bag 31-912, Lower Hutt 5040.