Duration of consents

The following default consent duration periods apply: 1455

  • Coastal permits and land use consent for reclamations – unlimited unless otherwise specified.
  •  Land use consents and subdivision consents -unlimited unless otherwise specified.
  • Coastal permits authorising aquaculture activities  - not less than 20 years (unless the applicant has requested a shorter period or a shorter period is required to ensure that adverse effects on the environment are adequately managed or a national environmental standard expressly allows a shorter period) and must not exceed  35 years. 1456
  • Resource consents for other activities (such as taking and discharging into water) – 5 years unless otherwise specified and must not exceed 35 years.
  1. Sections 123 and 123A Resource Management Act 1991

  2. Section 123A Resource Management Act 1991

Last updated at 11:50AM on January 5, 2018