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Consent compliance and monitoring

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The Regulatory Compliance 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

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The Regulatory Compliance 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 Duty Consents Officer on 0800 884 880 before you start. 

For information regarding charges for consents and compliance please read the Resource Management Act and Building Act Charges Policy. 

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 to submit electronic compliance records and reports. 

earthworks Email to notify us when you start works which have consent conditions. 
water 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.
water 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 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 Regulatory Compliance or Consents staff member on 0800 884 880.