Ready to apply for consent

You can find Otago Regional Council’s resource consent application forms below.

Once you’re comfortable that you have all the information you need to submit a resource consent application.

Every consent application starts with Form 1. Then you will need to fill in any other appropriate forms for the activity you want to get consent for.

Once you’ve completed the necessary forms you can post them, drop them into one of our offices or lodge the consent by emailing consents.applications@orc.govt.nz. Please include ‘consent application’ in the subject line. 

Your application must be accompanied by the correct fee or deposit. We cannot process your application until the fee or deposit has been paid. Applications that do not have a fee or deposit with them, will be returned. If your application is returned as incomplete, then you will be charged for the time taken to consider the application and return it to you.  Please contact us before lodging your application with any queries and if you are unsure about how much you need to pay.

See the Fees and Charges page for more information on what it's likely to cost.

 

For dams and effluent ponds you may also need a building consent. Find out more here.

The information you provide with your application, which includes all associated reports and attachments, is official information. See more here on privacy and your consent application.

Before you apply you will need to check that your application includes any additional information and resource consents under any of the new rules in our recently notified Plan Changes  and the new national healthy waterways standards and regulations which apply from 3 September 2020. 

We know there are a lot of changes to take in and understand. We’re here to help. If you would like more information about the new rules and how they might affect you please call 0800 474 082 or email public.enquiries@orc.govt.nz

 

Application forms

Request for Pre-Application Advice

 

Application for Certificate of Compliance

 

Written approval of affected persons (Form 8A)

 

Notice of transfer of holder of permit (Form 15)
Use this form if you are seeking to transfer ownership of whole or part of a resource consent or deemed permit. 

 

Notice of Transmission of deceased ownership (Form 15A)
Use this form if you need to transfer a permit from someone recently deceased.

 

Surrender of a resource consent (Form 20)
Use this form if you wish to surrender your resource consent.

 

Application to change or cancel consent conditions (Form 22)
Use this form if you wish to change or cancel consent conditions.

 

Application to vary lapse date of a resource consent (Form 52)

 

Start here - Form 1

Resource Consent Application (Form 1)
This must be completed for all consent applications made to us. If multiple consents are required for an activity, Form 1 only needs be completed once.
You do not need to fill in Form 1 if you are applying for an intensive winter grazing consent.

View the Consent Process Guide

 

Use this online application form (you will be taken to another website) if you need consent for Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater.

If you are unsure if you need consent or not, then please email the team public.enquiries@orc.govt.nz.

You will need to pay a deposit of $1,900 when you lodge this application and include an Intensive Winter Grazing management plan.

There are also several resources to help you with the consent process and with intensive winter grazing. These are:

Critical source area factsheet

Consent process diagram

Intensive winter grazing tips and consent information

Intensive Winter Grazing Resource Consent Application Form

Good management practices

How to apply online guide

You can watch the step-by-step guide video below to help you fill out the Intensive Winter Grazing Resource Consent Application Form.

 

 

Getting ready to apply for your IWG Consent

You should set aside a couple of hours to fill in the form, with most of your time being spent on the grazing plan.

Before you apply for your consent, there are a few things you may want to have had a look at, or have handy. These are:

  • Farm maps and plans
  • Legal descriptions for the blocks of your farm you plan to graze
  • A copy of your intensive winter grazing plan, or a template to complete

To apply you need to complete:
Intensive Winter Grazing plan.

There are no other forms you need to complete. If you are unsure of anything, please contact the Consents Team.

Resources

This is just a snapshot of the resources available. If  you have any questions, please contact the Consents Team on 0800 474 082.

The consents process

Resources consents
Before applying for a resource consent
How to pay for your resource consent fees

Aerial imagery

Google maps
ORC maps

Water. soils and slope

Generally, you should be able to figure out your slope by using two standards 20m apart with a string running between the two on the steepest section of the paddock and then using a phone app to check the slope.

Landcare Research soil map
Ministry for the Environment stock exclusion low slope land
Ministry for Primary Industries land use change report
ORC land monitoring
Land Air Water Aotearoa

Good management practices and management plans 

ORC good practice information

Application to dam water (Form 2)
Use this form for activities that seek to impound water behind a structure within a watercourse.

Application to divert water (Form 3)
Use this form for activities that seek to alter the flow path of a watercourse.

Application for  new consents to replace an existing water permit – Form 4C

Use this form if you are applying for new permits that relate to activity that is already authorised by a current consent to take and you  wish to continue to take water from a water body, including rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, wetlands, springs, modified watercourses or drains (that are not located within the coastal marine area)

Guidance document - Information to be lodged for retakes, off-line damming and diversions

Changes to Water Permit Application (Form 4D)

Applications for new consents to take water – Form 4E

Standard conditions for Chapter 10A water takes

Application to take and use groundwater (Form 5)
Use this form if you wish to take and use groundwater

Application to transfer the site of a surface water or groundwater take (Form 16)
Use this form if you are a consent holder of a current water permit to take surface water or groundwater who would like to apply to transfer their permit to another site, if both sites are in the same catchment/aquifer, in accordance with section 136(4) and 136(5)(b).

Application for exemption to use a water measuring device near water source (Form 24)
Application for exemption to use a water measuring device or system installed near (instead of at) the location from which water is taken.

Application for exemption from the requirement to provide telemetered water meter data (Form 24B)

Application to discharge contaminants to land (Form 6)
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to land.

For domestic wastewater discharges to land use Form 6A. 
Application to discharge from contaminated sites use Form 18.

Application to discharge wastewater to land (Form 6A)
Use this form if you wish to discharge domestic-type sewage or wastewater to land. E.g. from households or small-scale commercial operations (this includes motels, campgrounds, tearooms, restaurants and public toilets).

Application to discharge Water or contaminants to water (Form 7)
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to water. 
For discharges of farm effluent use Form 7A. 
For discharges resulting from instream gravel extractions use Form 14.

Application to discharge dairy and/or piggery effluent to water (Form 7A)
Use this form if you wish to discharge farm effluent to water.

Application to discharge contaminants to air (Form 8)
Use this form for activities that seek to discharge contaminants to air.

Application to discharge contaminants to air from combustion processes (Form 8A)
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from combustion processes within the Otago Region including the Coastal Marine Area. This includes incinerators and boilers but excludes domestic fires and outdoor burning.

Application to discharge contaminants to air from quarry or mining processes (Form 8B)
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from quarry or mining activities within the Otago Region.

Application to discharge contaminants to air from wood processing industries (Form 8C)
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from wood processing industries within the Otago Region for the purpose of operating a wood processing plant.

Application to discharge contaminants to air from abrasive blasting (Form 8D)
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from abrasive blasting operations within the Otago Region, including the Coastal Marina Area, for the purpose of operating an abrasive blasting booth or mobile abrasive blasting operation.

Application to discharge contaminants to air from fibre glass product manufacture (Form 8E)
Use this form if you are seeking to discharge contaminants to air from the manufacture of fibre glass products within the Otago Region.

Application to discharge to air from effluent pond (Form 8F)
Use this form if you wish to discharge contaminants to air, including odour, from farm waste management.

Discharge of dust suppressants (Form 26)

Land Use Consent to construct a bore or drill over an aquifer (Form 9A)
Use this form if you wish to construct, drill or alter a bore or well, or if you wish to dredge, dig, pile drive over an aquifer (including drilling for geological investigation, drilling for geotechnical investigation or drilling for groundwater investigation).

Land Use Consent to drill on a contaminated site (Form 9B)
Use this form if you are seeking to drill holes for investigating a site to determine whether it is contaminated or if it is known to be contaminated, also to drill holes to install permanent/temporary monitoring wells for soil or groundwater.

Land Use Consent for structures in, on or over the bed of a waterbody (Form 10A)
Use this form for applications to erect, place, extend, alter, replace, reconstruct or demolish any structure in, on or over the bed of a waterbody e.g. bridges, culverts, boardwalks, pipes, cables, steps, buildings, fords, retaining walls, gabion baskets, jetties, planting etc.

Land Use Consent for drainage maintenance and stream clearing works (Form 10B)
Use this form for activities relating to stream clearing works for the purposes of land drainage, sediment removal and vegetation removal etc.

Land Use Consent – Defence Against Water (Form 10C)
Use this form when applying for resource consent to erect, place, extend, alter, replace, reconstruct, demolish or remove any defence against water, other than on the bed of any lake or river.

Land use consent application for mining (Form 11)
Use this form if for mining activities that occur within the bed of a watercourse.
For gravel extraction from the bed of a watercourse use Form 14.

Application to disturb a contaminated site (Form 18)
Use this form if you wish to undertake disturbance of a contaminated sites. This includes the discharge of contaminants to water, air or into or onto land, and the deposition of contaminants into or onto land.

Section 62(3) of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 requires that where the activity occurs over an area where a Customary Marine Title has been applied for, the applicant must notify and seek the views of the group who have applied for the Customary Marine Title prior to applying for resource consent. Prior to lodging resource consent for any activities in the coastal marine area, please ensure that consultation with all Customary Marine Title Group applicants who have applied for a title over the coastal marine area that may be affected by the application is undertaken. Current applications can be viewed here.

Coastal Permit - General (Form 12)
Use this form for all activities within the coastal marine area.
For moorings use Form 12A; and for boatsheds, jetties, slipways etc - use Form 12B

Coastal Permit - Mooring (Form 12A)
Use this form for applications to occupy the coastal marine area with new and existing moorings.

Coastal Permit - Boatsheds, jetties, Slipways etc (Form 12B)
Use this form for applications to occupy the coastal marine area with existing structures.

Permitted Transfer of Swing Mooring (Form 12C)
Notice of Transfer of Swing Mooring Location under Permitted Activity Rule 8.5.1.3 of the Regional Plan: Coast).

Application to extract gravel from the bed of a river (Form 14A)


Application to extract gravel from the bed of a river (small/short term extractions)(Form 14B)


Use these forms if you wish to extract gravel from the bed of a watercourse. Form 14B should be used for small or one off gravel extraction applications where a term of less than two years is sought

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for restoration of natural wetlands (Form 39)

Policy sheet for Form 39 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for restoration of natural wetlands

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for specified infrastructure construction (Form 40)

Policy sheet for Form 40 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for specified infrastructure construction

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for specified infrastructure maintenance (Form 41)

Policy sheet for Form 41 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for specified infrastructure maintenance

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for utility structures maintenance (Form 42)

Policy sheet for Form 42 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for utility structures maintenance

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for utility structures construction (Form 44)

Policy sheet for Form 44 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for utility structures construction

Vegetation clearance earthworks for arable and horticultural land use (Form 45)

Policy sheet for Form 45 Vegetation clearance earthworks for arable and horticultural land use

Wetland general conditions (Form 46)

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for scientific research (Form 47)

Policy sheet for Form 47 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for scientific research

Harvest of sphagnum moss (Form 48)

Policy sheet for Form 48 Harvest of sphagnum moss

Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for natural hazard works (Form 49)

Policy sheet for Form 49 Vegetation clearance earthworks and water for natural hazard works

Use this form if you wish to undertake earthworks for residential development. This includes the land use and the discharge of sediment.

Application for residential earthworks (Form 28)

 

Ways to Pay Your Consent Deposit

Privacy and your consent application

The information you provide with your application, which includes all associated reports and attachments, is official information. It will be used to process your application and, together with other official information, assist in the management of the region’s natural and physical resources. Access to information held by the Otago Regional Council is administered in accordance with the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, and Privacy Act 2020.  Your information may be disclosed in accordance with the terms of these Acts.  Information in the application may also be made available on the Otago Regional Council website.

The Otago Regional Council may withhold information in certain circumstances. It is therefore important you advise the Otago Regional Council about any concern you may have about disclosure of any of the information, which includes all associated reports and attachments, you have provided in this application (e.g. protection of personal information, trade secrets, commercially sensitive material, information which, if released, may cause serious offence to tikanga Maori, or any other information you consider should not be disclosed.

While the Otago Regional Council may still have to disclose information under the above legislation, it can take into account any concern you wish to raise.

   

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