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Resource Consent Information Sessions

Monday, 14 February 2011 9:20 a.m.


Find out all you need to know about resource consents

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is running drop-in information sessions across the region to provide face-to-face advice about resource consents.

Resource Consents Manager Helen Creagh wants to ensure the right advice is easily available.

"We understand the resource consent application process can require a bit of thought, so we would like to help make the process as straight forward as possible," she said.

The Regional Council is aiming to help those people who are unsure about the resource consent process and would like an opportunity to speak with someone locally.

"Often questions are easily answered, especially when you can speak to people one-on-one about their situation," Ms Creagh said.

Resource consents help to ensure that natural resources are allocated and used in an efficient and sustainable way. People must gain resource consents from the Regional Council for a range of activities related to water use, earth works and discharge to air, land or water.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is responsible for issuing resource consents, and also monitoring current consent holders to ensure they are complying with their consent conditions.

Ms Creagh said that her team are all on board to support people with resource consent queries.

"We have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable team who work across the region on resource consents. We want to spend more time helping people understand and work through the resource consent process to get it right," she said.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council today released a revised set of resource consent application forms which will be available at all information sessions. People can also download all new resource consent forms online, as well as read more information on the resource consent process at

"The more understanding people have about resource consents, the better our resources are managed and we are closer to achieving our ultimate goal of protecting our environment for future generations," Ms Creagh said.

Click here to link striaght to the Resource Consents online information

Information Session Timetable

Where When Time Location
Te Puke Wednesday 16 February  Drop in between 10am - 12pm The Orchard meeting room,
20 MacLoughlin Drive
Rotorua Thursday 24 February Drop in between 10am - 12pm Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Rotorua office meeting room,
1125 Arawa Street
Galatea Wednesday 2 March Drop in between 10am - 12pm Galatea War Memorial Hall,
Galatea Road
Wednesday 9 March Drop in between 10am - 12pm  Edgecumbe War Memorial Hall,
Corner of Kauri and Main Streets
Wednesday 16 March  Drop in between 10am - 12pm Opotiki RSA
103-105 St John Street

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Information day advert