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Resource consent forms and fees

Gisborne District Council's resource consent forms, pamphlets and fees.

Resource consent processing delays due to Covid-19 pandemic

Extension to statutory timeframes

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is having a flow-on effect on staff availability and recruiting for vacancies. This is affecting our ability to process resource consent applications within the timeframe, therefore we advise that statutory timeframes may be extended.

Section 37A (4) of the Resource Management Act allows councils to extend the timeframe to a maximum of 40 days. Government’s Select Committee confirmed the intention of the special circumstances extension includes a pandemic.

Gisborne District Council will apply the extension to statutory timeframes to enable the proper and fair administration of its resource consent / objection hearings in the current climate.

We acknowledge that we're using consultancies extensively in order to ensure consents are processed. However, there may be some ongoing delays as there's a national shortage of qualified planners.

We apologise in advance if delays impact your project.

Please note we are taking a case-by-case approach to each extension. The planner assigned to your application may contact you to discuss what these extensions may mean for you.

For further information on the Sections of the Act and the Effect on Fees

Application forms, fees and guides

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Application deposit fees

The fees for resource consent are based on the application size, scope and purpose and staff time involved in processing the application.

A deposit is required when you lodge your application for land use or subdivision consent. Once your application is accepted, staff time involved in processing your application is charged.
You'll be invoiced when you receive your Notice of Decision. Depending on the final cost, the balance will either be invoiced or refunded to you.

TypeDepositTypeDeposit
Land Use, Subdivision, RegionalNon Notified$1,300Notified$3,000
Variation (Section 127) $515  
Bundled - more than one activity type bundled together $1,550  

For land subdivision, construction of a new dwelling or building, levies are payable in addition to the application fee.

Resource consent application forms

Please talk your proposal through with our duty planner before you fill in the application form.

Contact us if you're unsure which form to use, or you need help to fill in the form.

For forestry forms

See Forestry NES-PF forms and checklists

Online application forms

Search of Council Records  - Apply here online

Search for information and land use history relating to activities or industries listed on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL)

Resource consent pamphlets and guides