Before you apply: research, planning advice and pre-application assistance

If you think you may need a Resource Consent, we recommend you talk to us before you submit your application.

Before you apply for your resource consent, you should:

  • gather your information, and
  • come and talk to us to make sure you've covered everything we need.



What information will I need?
Come and talk to us

What help is available?

There are three main options for obtaining information and guidance:

  1. Duty planning advice
  2. Duty planning advice (complex)
  3. Pre-application advice.

Guidance document

For more detail on these options, download

Duty planning and pre application advice brochure (pdf, 1.2 MB)

Urban design 

If you're undertaking a major project such as new urban developments or buildings, 'greenfield' subdivisions or a prominent or strategic development, you may also be able to get help from the Urban Design Panel. 

Read more about the Urban Design Panel

Option 1: duty planning advice for straightforward proposals
Option 2: Complex duty planner advice - for less simple proposals
Option Three: Pre-application advice for complex proposals

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