Notifications and decisions

Changes to the Resource Management Act came into effect on 18 October 2017. Click here to learn more about these changes.

Resource consent decisions are updated weekly and are available to view online for three months.

Note that approved subdivision consents listed here are also subject to further stages and checks before subdivision work can begin. Find out more at consented subdivisions - next steps.


Some resource consent decisions are still pending for those consents that have been publicly notifiedWhen your resource consent is processed, we assess the scale and significance of any adverse environmental effects associated with your proposal. In some cases the levels of these effects may require us to notify others about your proposal, prior to the final decision-making process. These decisions are based on the provisions of sections 95 – 95G of the RMA.

Notified resource consents can be either:

  • notified to the general public ('publicly notified')
  • notified only to affected parties ('limited notified'). 

If this happens, we will place a notice of the application in a newspaper and any affected persons will be notified individually. Alternatively, we might decide to notify only those we consider to be affected - and in this case, only those notified can make a submission on the application. We may hold a hearing if you or a submitter request one.

Find out more about applying for resource consents and the resource consent process.

About building consents decisions

The resource consent decisions and notified resource consents listed in the sections below are not related to building consents. Building consents follow a completely separate process and building consent decisions are not publicly listed. Find out more about applying for a building consent.

Major project

If you are interested in the NZTA - Southern Links project, click here for more information.  


Resource consent decisions list

Listed below are the most recent resource consents decisions, including those notified resource consents where a final decision has been made. This information is regularly updated. If you can't find what you're looking for - check the notifications list in the section above in case the consent has been publicly notified and its decision is still pending.