Notified and Limited Notified Resource Consent Applications


This guidance has been revised to include changes to the RMA as a result of the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (RLAA17). The consenting provisions of the RLAA17 commenced on 18 October 2017. For more information about the amendments refer to the RLAA17 - Fact Sheets and technical guidance available on the Ministry for the Environment's website.


There are two types of notified resource consent applications:  

  1. 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


  1. 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.