Activities along our coastline are closely monitored as we wish to preserve the natural character of the coast for the enjoyment of future generations.
The Tairawhiti Resource Management Plan (TRMP) includes rules for the use of the coastal environment by people in a way that will ensure ongoing enjoyment of its natural qualities.
A resource consent - coastal permit, is needed for any of the following activities in the coastal environment:
- structures - building a jetty or marina etc
- discharges into coastal water
- disturbance of the seabed and foreshore
- occupation of space
- taking or diverting coastal water
- sand removal from beaches
- aquaculture consents
If the activity you propose to carry out has not been defined as a permitted activity in the TRMP you will require resource consent.