Due to current staffing constraints Council is only able to offer limited ‘Duty Planner’ services and will not be able to provide ‘walk-in appointments’ at any of its service centres. Any planning enquiries should be made in writing and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council’s preference is to respond to enquiries in writing, or by phone. If a face-to-face meeting is required then these can also be requested by emailing email@example.com.
Please ensure all enquiries include preferred contact details and accurate description of the site in question (valuation number, rapid number or full legal description) and any other details relevant to the enquiry.
We endeavour to answer all queries within 1-2 business days. However, due to staff limitations and sickness our current wait time for the processing of applications can be delayed up to 4-5 days.
Introduction to development contributions in our district and links to related policy.
Digital Resource Consent Applications
You can lodge a Resource Consent digitally. Find out how on this page.
Specific District Plan rules relate to earthworks in both rural and residential areas.
What you need to know about planning a project when heritage factors come into play.
There are 4 key activities that may trigger the need for resource consent. Read our guidance notes.
National Environmental Standard
Information on the NES for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.
Publicly notified and limited notified consents explained, and the notification process outlined.
What is a resource consent? When do you need one? How do you get one? Get the answers...
If you want to build a dwelling on a site in a Rural Resource Area you'll need resource consent.
Seasonal Workers Accommodation
A summary of what Council will consider when processing resource consent applications.
District-wide and specific rules around signage and links to the District Plan for more detail.
Want to subdivide a property in this district? Find out the steps to get a subdivision consent.
Do you provide accommodation for travellers? Read this page to see if you need a resource consent.
Water Supply for Dwellings
Information you'll need for sorting out your drinking water supply and getting a water test.