Notices of requirement are how requiring authorities designate land for a particular activity, often a public work.
What a Notice of Requirement is
A Notice of Requirement is an application by a requiring authority such as a Minister of the Crown, a network utility operator or a local authority to designate land for a particular activity, often a public work.
Notices of Requirement process
When an application for a Notice of Requirement is received by Council we process it in accordance with the Resource Management Act.
- This may involve public notification, submissions and a hearing (if required).
- We recommend that the requiring authority confirm, modify or withdraw the requirement.
- The requiring authority then accepts or rejects our recommendation in whole or in part.
- The decision is then notified and there is an appeal period. If a Notice of Requirement is confirmed, it's included as a designation in the District Plan.
Current Notices of Requirement
There are currently no Notices of Requirement. The last one was in 2010.
Make a submission on a Notice of Requirement
If you want to comment on Notices of Requirement that are open for submission, you can send in a written submission.
What it costs
All actual costs related to the requirement, including Council officers’ time, will be borne by the Requiring Authority as follows:
Notice of Requirement and Alterations to Notices of Requirement (deposit)
All work undertaken by Council officers in connection with the requirement shall be charged against the deposit at:
Administrative officer or intermediate/graduate planner $175.00 per hour
Hearing Commissioner time shall be recovered for time spent in hearings and deliberating (per hour).
- If the requirement is notified publicly, advertising charges will be actual costs payable by the Requiring Authority.
- All information requested by Council shall be supplied at the Requiring Authority’s cost.
- All work undertaken by independent consultants, advisors and/or specialists in connection with the requirement shall be charged at the actual costs plus disbursements against the deposit.
- Actual costs of any external venue or equipment hire to run a successful hearing shall be borne by the applicant.
Designations are District Plan provisions under Part 8 of the Resource Management Act that allow land to be used for public works and other essential projects. If the needs of a requiring authority change, the requiring authority can apply for an existing designation to be altered or removed.
The table below includes information on all current applications for amendments to designations.