Consent compliance and monitoring
The Pollution Prevention team monitors resource consents to ensure consent conditions are met. Where conditions are breached, the team follows up with the consent holder to get them back into compliance.
The Council monitors and reports on a number of different resource consent activities such as dairy effluent, earthworks, sewage treatment, water and forestry. Find out more about Compliance reports .
The Pollution Prevention team also works alongside the Consents team to provide advice and education about permitted activities under various Regional Plans.
If you are considering an activity that may require a consent, please contact our Consents staff on 0800 884 883 before you start.
For information regarding charges for consents and compliance please read the Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy 2016/2017 (464KB pdf). You can read the 2014/2015 version here.
Reports and notifications
Many consents holders are required to undertake monitoring and reporting as part of their consent conditions. These include, for example, submitting water abstraction records, water quality sampling results, as-built plans and management plans. Email email@example.com to submit electronic compliance records and reports.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us when you start works which have consent conditions.
If you have a water take consent (for ground or surface water), your consent conditions or the National Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes Regulations 2010 may require you to keep records of your water use. You can do this online or using a telemetered data system, or you can download hard copy monitoring sheets .
If you have a consent to take more than five litres of water per second, you may need to install a water meter under new Government regulations. Check out our water metering page for more information.
Geothermal consents often require monitoring data to be recorded and submitted. Read your Consent carefully and, if required, download forms for Down Hole Heat Exchangers and Geothermal Take and Discharge consents requiring temperature and flow readings. Find out more about the region's geothermal resources.
Find out more
We have plenty of information on a wide variety of topics to help you meet compliance requirements.
If you have any questions call a Pollution Prevention or Consents staff member on 0800 884 880.