Step 1: YOU

What you need to know

Resource consents are usually granted for five years. Check the conditions on your consent for specific timeframes. If you think work won’t be completed before your resource consent period ends, you can apply for an extension.

To extend the time your resource consent is valid for, you must:

  • show you have made efforts to fulfill the purpose and conditions of the consent
  • ideally, apply at least six months before your consent lapses.

If your consent lapses before your extension has been approved, you will need to apply for a new resource consent.

To apply for an extension to your resource consent, you must provide:

  • a statement on how much extra time you need
  • a timeline showing progress since consent was granted
  • written approval of anyone potentially affected by a possible time extension
  • assessment of effects of the time extension on the District Plan.

What fees you can expect

LAND USE
Land use related applications are subject to the following non refundable deposits as per application type.

Any actual or reasonable costs including, additonal planning assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by the deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates
Other Land-Use Related Applications
Extension of Time Limit $1,134.00
SUBDIVISION
Subivision related applications are subject to the following non refundable deposits as per application type.

Any actual or reasonable costs including, additonal planning assessment and administration time spent beyond that covered by the deposits will be charged at the relevant hourly rates
Other Subdivision Related Applications
Extension of Time Limit $1,134.00

Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. To pay by direct credit please:

Pay to 02-0316-0030142-006
Particulars: Planning
Code: Name of Applicant
Reference: Address of Application.

Step 2: YOU

Submit your application

Max file size: 300 MB; Allowed extensions: pdf,doc,docx

Step 3: COUNCIL

What you can expect from us

Your application will be processed within the statutory timeframe. However, if we need more information from you, your assessment can take longer and you may be charged additional fees.

We will consider your application and make a decision based on:
the amount of progress or effort you have made towards project completion
whether anyone is likely to be affected by the extension of time
whether there have been any changes to the District Plan since your consent was granted.

Possible outcomes

1. Approved

If your extension is granted, we’ll let you know your new resource consent end date. 

2. Declined

If your application extension is declined, we'll let you know your consent will lapse/expire. If you still wish to proceed, you will need to apply for a new resource consent under the current District Plan.

Feedback

Has this page been helpful?
Thanks for your feedback.

Last updated 16 June 2022