Before you apply

Things that you should review before you apply for resource consent.

Planning zones and rules

Check which activities and land uses are permitted on your property depending on which planning zone your property is in.

Pre-application advice

Pre-application planning advice can be requested on a range of project types and provides an opportunity to discuss your proposed project with Council staff.

Project information memorandum

Issued by the Council before or with a building or resource consent, contains information known to the Council which is relevant to your proposal.

Firefighting water supply

Every residential unit in a Residential zone, or building in a commercial or industrial zone is required to have access to sufficient water supply.

Floor level requirements

Find the specific floor level heights for your property that will be considered as part of any building consent.

Urban design panels

Leading professionals who provide free, independent design review for both the private and public sectors.

Urban design certification

Certain activities need to be certified by a qualified expert who is on a Council-approved list.