There are two types of notified resource consent applications:
- Publicly notified applications - allows any person (other than a trade competitor) to lodge a submission in support and/or opposition, or to indicate a neutral position with respect to an application; and
- Limited notified applications - notice of the application is served on all persons identified as being adversely affected and allowing only those persons to lodge a submission. However, where affected parties have provided their written approval they are not served notice and cannot lodge a submission.
Section 2AA of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) provides definitions relating to both public and limited notification. Section 2AB sets out requirements for giving public notice of an application.