Planning & Resource Consents

The Planning Department looks after resource consents and the preparation and monitoring of the District Plan. Providing advice is a major component of these activities.

If you have any questions regarding subdivisions, land use consents, zoning, District Plan etc, our FAQs is a good place to start. If you have any further queries in relation to planning activities, the Planning Department is here to help you, phone 03 769 8607 or email

Unauthorised activities

If you are undertaking any building, project or activity that may require consent or licence from Council under legislation or any bylaw, please check with Council prior to beginning. The cost of obtaining a consent or licence prior to beginning your activity is often far less expensive than the cost you will pay if Council has to undertake corrective action to obtain compliance.​

Make a planning appointment

Did you know that Council provides the first 30 minutes of advice for free when talking to our planners? From Wednesday 24 March, our Council planners will be available to meet and discuss your matter via a pre-book appointment system.

Available times are 8am to 12 noon on Tuesdays and 1pm to 4pm on Thursdays.

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