A resource consent may be required for new buildings or land use.
What is a resource consent?
A resource consent is special permission from the Council to build or use your land in a way that does not comply with the Queenstown Lakes partially operative District Plan.
There are five different types of resource consent:
- Land use consents (this applies to almost all consents and includes things like building and earthworks).
- Subdivision consents (making one or more lots or Unit Titles or altering a boundary).
- Water permits (jetty construction and commercial activities like jet boat operating, fishing guiding, kayak hire/guiding).
- Discharge permits (for discharges into air, water or onto land).
- Coastal permits (not applicable in the Lakes District).
When do you need a resource consent?
A resource consent may be required for any proposed activity that relates to the management of land, subdivision, water, soil resources, the coast, air, pollution and noise control. For example, you may need a resource consent if you plan to:
- Change the use of a residential or commercial building
- Undertake earthworks
- Build a wharf or jetty, or place a mooring
- Take water other than for domestic use
- Clear significant areas of vegetation
- Build a bridge over a waterway
- Discharge waste into water, into the air, or on to land.
If you are unsure, please contact a duty planner at Lakes Environmental, phone 03 450 0300 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0006 (Wanaka) or email email@example.com
How do I get one?
Please complete the application form in full and provide all of the necessary associated information.
Submit your application to Lakes Environmental, Private Bag 50077, Queenstown 9348.
How much will it cost?
A development contribution is levied on all new developments.
Contact a Lakes Environmental duty planner phone 03 450 0300 Queenstown, 03 443 0006 Wanaka.