How it works
There are two types of notified resource consents:
- Publicly notified resource consents: Anyone can make a submission.
- Limited notification consent: You can only make a submission if you've been identified as an affected party.
A submission is your chance to give feedback on a resource consent application.
Once a decision has been made on an application, only people who have made submissions are allowed to appeal to the Environment Court.
Where to find notified resource consents
Check our public notices for resource consents that are open for submissions.
You can email us to request a copy of any recent resource consent you're interested in.
Making a submission
You can make a submission on all or part of a resource consent application. It can be in favour, in opposition, neutral or a combination.
You have 20 working days from the date of notification to submit it to the Council. You must also send a copy of the submission to the applicant.
Your submission needs to include:
- aspects of the application you oppose, support or are neutral towards, and the reasons why
- the applicant's details – you'll find this on the public notice
- if you wish to speak in support of your submission at a hearing
- you can only make a submission if you've been identified as an affected party. You will receive a letter from us advising you of this. If you don't receive a letter you cannot make a formal submission.