Resource consents

A resource consent allows a person or organisation to do something which may have an effect on the environment.

About resource consents

On this page What is a resource consent? What we do The resource consent application process Application forms What is a resource consent? An Otago Regional Council resource consent allows person o...

Do I need a resource consent?

The resource consents covered here are those dealt with by the Otago Regional Council. For some other activities you may need consents from your city or district council. For dams and effluent pond...

Applying for a resource consent

On this page Consents from other local authorities Information we need from you Public notification and submissions Fees and costs Decision making Appeals Monitoring Consents from other local...

Fees and charges

Paying your fees You can pay your fees online by clicking here . Scale of Charges The following Scale of Charges is to be applied where indicated to activities includes in this Schedule of Fees and...

Application forms

All our forms are in portable document format (PDF). You need Adobe Reader installed to view these files. Visit the Adobe site to download a free version of Adobe Reader These forms are also...

Water Users' Guide (Deemed Permits)

On this page: Introductory video Presentations and Summaries Forum Q & A Sowburn case study video Downloadable handbook Process outline - section one Process outline - section two Process outline -...

Consultation with affected parties

The Resource Management Act 1991 requires the applicant to carry out the consultation, not the Regional Council. On this page Good consultation practices Why consult? List of potentially affected...

Assessment of environmental effects

The AEE will assist us in determining if the effects of your proposed activity are minor or more significant, and whether your application should proceed under non-notified, limited notified or ful...

Notification

On this page Will your application be notified? Assessing the adverse environmental effects Key consultations If your application is notified Will your application be notified? A resource consent...

Making a submission

On this page Why make a submission? How to get information Preparing your submission How to make a submission What happens to your submission? Why make a submission? The most effective way for you ...

Hearings

On this page Pre-hearing meetings Why have a pre-hearing meeting? Who can attend a pre-hearing meeting? Where and when will the pre-hearing meeting be? Hearings When is a hearing required? The...

After the decision: appeals and objections

On this page Appeals Who may appeal? What is an appeal? How to lodge an appeal Inquiries  Objections Who may object? How to lodge an objection After the decision has been made Appeals Who may appea...

After consent is granted

On this page How long does a resource consent last? What happens if I don't use my resource consent? Monitoring Transferring consents S417 certificates What if I want to cancel a consent? Can a...

Water Measuring Regulations 2010

These regulations require all holders of: Water Permits Deemed Permits or Mining Privileges that extract more than 5 litres per second to measure and report on the amount of water extracted. The...

Water metering forms

RS1 Piped Takes — Water Meter and Datalogger Installation, Commissioning and Verification Complete this form after installation of a new measuring device or datalogger for piped takes and when...

Compliance and enforcement

The Resource Management Act 1991 provides the Otago Regional Council with powers to enforce the Act. Where necessary we will take action to ensure that natural resources are not threatened and to...

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