Before making an application for resource consent under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), careful consideration needs to be given to what an application should contain. Many people look to councils to provide them with advice about the resource consent process, how to make an application and information is should contain.
This guidance note provides some best practice advice to assist councils in informing the public why resource consents are required, what the resource consent process and plan requirements are, and how to prepare a complete resource consent application.
A range of means can be used to communicate the resource consent process and RMA requirements to the public. Click on the graphics below to learn more about each aspect of communicating the resource consent process or download the entire guidance note.