Making a Submission on a Notified Consent

If you want to make a submission on a notified consent you’ll need to make it in writing in the appropriate submission format.

Contact us for a submission form, or look on our Public Notices section or pick up a copy from our Council Office or Service Centres


Writing a submission

The things you need to include in your submission are:

  • Your full name and address, telephone number and email address
  • Whether you support or oppose the application for resource consent
  • The reason for your submission
  • The decision you wish the Council to make, including any conditions sought
  • Whether you wish to be heard.

Remember that your submission becomes public information and will be available for anyone to view.


Where to send your submission

Make sure you send your submission to Council by the closing date for submissions. Post or email your submission to:

Central Otago District Council
PO Box 122
Alexandra 9340
New Zealand

Or email to:

Attention: Planning Department

Also post a copy to the applicant. You need to send this to the applicant as soon as possible. The applicant’s address is included in the public notice.

Where do I find the application information?

To view a notified consent, you can either view the application at the Council office or it is available on the Current Notified Consents link under Public Notices.

How much time do I have to make a submission on a resource consent?

The standard time for making a submission is 20 working days from the day the application is publically notified in the newspaper. The closing date for submissions is stated in the public notice.

What happens next?

When submissions have closed you will be notified of a hearing time and will have the opportunity to attend the hearing and present evidence in support your submission should you wish to do so.

Page reviewed: 05 Dec 2013 5:59am