The information in this section relates to what activities require resource consent, how to apply for resource consent and related approvals.
Before you carry out an activity or make changes to your property, it's important to check whether you're permitted to do so under the Tairawhiti Resource Management Plan.
We provide a free duty planner service where you can talk to one of our planners.
Duty planner service hours are 10am – 12pm Monday to Friday
For subdivision, residential development, land use consents: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 06 869 2444
For water permits, coastal permits, groundwater consents, forestry consents and regional land use consents: email email@example.com or phone 06 867 2049
Our duty planner will contact you the following business day, if you contact us outside of these hours.
What is a resource consent?
A resource consent is a written approval from Council for an activity that might affect the environment, and that isn't allowed 'as of right' in our combined district and regional plan - Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan
Everyday people apply for resource consent to do things like - subdivide their property, relocate a dwelling, take water from a river or stream and more.
Resource consent information
Basic overview of resource consent process
Watch the video to see the process and why you require consent