Resource consents help sustainably manage and protect our natural environment and resources.  

The purpose of a resource consent is to put controls around activities that may have an effect on the environment. Consent must meet the requirements of:

Finding resource consents across the region

Use our Consents mapping tool to locate consents across the Bay of Plenty and watch our guidance videos on the available functions.

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Before you apply

Useful information to guide you before applying for a resource consent.

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Applying for resource consent

Useful information to guide you through the consent process.

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Holding a resource consent

Useful information if you are a consent holder.