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Existing lake structures

Replacement Consent

The majority of resource consents for lake structures in the Te Arawa Rotorua Lakes area are due to expire by 2020. To simplify and streamline the replacement consent process Regional Council are sending out packs to consent holders advising them of the process and what needs to happen by when.

Changing your lake structure

If you are looking to extend or change your lake structure in anyway this is separate to the replacement consent process.


Its important all lake structures are maintained to a structually safe standard. Although maintenance works are permitted under Council rules and are included in the consent, you are required to notify the Regional Council prior to undertaking these works.

Lake structure transfers

Resource Consents for Lake Structures can be transferred and in many cases this will happen in conjunction with a property sale. 

Unconsented existing lake structures and other works

If you are unsure if your lake structure is consented there is a chance it isn't and you will need to submit a new application form. Find out more here. 

Fees and charges 

Lake structures are currently inspected on a 10-yearly basis and consent holders will receive one charge at  this time.


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