Conditions, appeals and objections
Resource consent conditions
- do things within a certain timeframe, including notifying the council when works start
- advise us when steps have been taken
- have an aspect of your activity signed off by a council staff member.
- monitoring by the consent holder
- routine inspections by our monitoring and enforcement officer
- inspections by consultants appointed by the council.
- an abatement notice (essentially an official notice requiring you to follow a specific course of action)
- an enforcement order (court-backed order demanding compliance)
- an instant fine.
Appealing or objecting to resource consent decisions
Objecting to the Council
- the application was not publicly notified
- if the application was publicly notified or served on your immediate neighbour/s, and no submissions were received
- if there were submissions, and they were later withdrawn.
- We will consider your objection as soon as practicable and within 20 working days.
- A planner will consider the objection and discuss it with the applicant. Where resolution cannot be reached, the planner will prepare a report on your objection, summarising the matters that have been raised, and provide a recommendation.
- A hearing will be held to consider and determine the objection. You will be provided a copy of the planner's report and at least five working days' notice of the date, time and place of the hearing.
- The objection may be dismissed or upheld, either in whole or part. You will be given a decision in writing within 15 working days of the hearing.
Appealing to the Environment Court
- the applicant or consent holder
- anyone who made a submission.
You also need to send a copy of your notice of appeal to every person who made a submission on the application.