Resource consent pre-application meetings

You can meet with us to discuss your proposal before you submit a resource consent application. These meetings can save you time and money later.

Decide which meeting is right for you

We offer two kinds of pre-application meeting:

  • a short meeting with a planning technician – free
  • an in-depth meeting with a Council planner – $155 per hour

Book a short meeting

You can book a 15 to 30-minute meeting with a planning technician before you start your project. These meetings are free.

They can give you a high-level understanding of:

  • whether your project will need a resource consent
  • what you need to do to get it
  • which District Plan rules are likely to be triggered by your proposal.

Book a short meeting

Book an in-depth meeting

Once you know your project will need resource consent, you can book a pre-application meeting to get in-depth feedback before you apply.

For in-depth meetings, we charge $155 an hour per Council officer for the time we spend:

  • preparing for the meeting
  • at the meeting
  • documenting and peer reviewing our advice.

You'll be sent an invoice after the meeting.

There are two kinds of in-depth pre-application meeting:

  • standard pre-application meeting – meet with us at our offices to get detailed feedback and notes on your proposal
  • comprehensive pre-application meeting – we will visit your proposed development site and meet with you to discuss possible issues, potential affected parties and mitigations.

If your proposal is complex, you may need multiple meetings before you're ready to apply.

Book an in-depth meeting

Need help?

The Resource Consents team is available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Resource Consents
Phone: 04 801 3590
Email: planning@wcc.govt.nz