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Making a submission on a resource consent

You can make a submission on a resource consent to support, object, or a mixture of both, to parts of, or the entire proposal.

The Resource Management Act (RMA) requires that any submissions must be made in writing 20-working days following public notification.

Resource consent submission

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The Resource Management Act (RMA) requires that a submission must contain the following information:

  • the reason for the submission
  • whether you support or oppose the application
  • the decision you wish us to make
  • whether or not you wish to speak at a hearing (if you do not indicate this, you may not be invited to the hearing)
  • the conditions you would like to see imposed on the consent if it is granted
  • your name, postal address and phone number.

Send your submission to us and a copy to the applicant. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission. You may then be invited to participate in a pre-hearing meeting.

What next?

When the period for making submissions is finished a date is set for a pre-hearing or hearing meeting.