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Application forms, supporting information and creating maps

Putting together a consent application is complex; however, the clearer you describe what you want to do and where you want to do it, the easier the process of lodging an application will be.

You will need to use our application forms and possibly some of our online tools to help. Resource consent application forms and associated documents are grouped by type below. Please contact us if you need help finding anything.

If you are wanting to create a map of where the activity will take place click here. 

Note: If you are completing the form electronically and returning to us by email you do not need to physically sign the application form. Instead please type your name in the signature space. All completed application forms can be emailed too

Construct a culvert or bridge, other instream works, lake structures


1A - Culverts, bridges, fords, erosion protection, pipes and associated works 

1B - Diversion, dredging, wetland disturbance, gravel extraction

1C - Lake structures (new and existing)


Culvert crossings

Stream crossings

Getting fish friendly

Information on lake structures

Guide to lake structures

River gravel management guidelines

Applying for consent for existing retaining and erosion protection walls

Construct a bore and undertake pump test


2C - Bore, well, infiltration gallery or hole  


Methodology - constant discharge pump testing 

Bore completion report  

List of consultants for pump testing 



Afforestation, replanting and mechanical land preparation activities

Harvest, Non-indigenous vegetation clearance Pruning/thinning to waste, and Indigenous bird nesting Activities

River crossings, slash traps, fuel storage and activities

Earthworks, forestry quarrying, and dust activities




Land use consent: Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management


Please call a BOPRC Land Management Officer in the Rotorua Office on 07 921 3377 or 0800 884 881 x7444.


Working together to protect Lake Rotorua brochure 

Dairy farming: discharge farm dairy effluent


3B - Discharge farm dairy effluent 

3C - Land use activities in catchments of Lakes Okareka, Rotoehu, Okaro, Rotorua & Rotoiti


Additional information

Riparian management programmes

If I have a consent to take water for pasture irrigation, do I need another for dairy shed water use?

Policy assessment

Earthworks, quarrying, forestry, vegetation clearance


2A - Land disturbing activities such as earthworks and quarrying 

2B - Land disturbing activities: forest harvesting, vegetation clearance 



Erosion and sediment guidelines for land disturbing activities

Erosion and sediment guidelines for forest harvesting

Stopbank design and construction guidelines

Project Information Memorandum application - Dam Construction 

Discharge (including coastal)


3A - Onsite effluent discharge (septic tanks) 

3C - Activities in the catchments of Lakes Okareka, Rotoehu, Okaro, Rotorua, and Rotoiti 

4A - Discharge stormwater to water and/or land from urban residential, rural 

4B - Industrial discharges including stormwater

4C - Discharge contaminants to air 


About onsite effluent systems (OSET)

Choosing an aerated wastewater treatment system

Stormwater Management Guidelines for the Bay of Plenty region

Guidelines for the Development of Comprehensive Stormwater Consent Applications and Catchment Management Plans

Discharges to air in the Bay of Plenty

Lake Rotorua nutrient management

Water (including coastal)


5A - Take surface water (including intake structure) 

5B - Take groundwater

5C - Dam water 

5D - Divert water 


Water use SPASMO for irrigation

Assessment of water availability and estimates of allocation levels October 2016

Water metering Regulations

Irrigation NZ

WUDMS - water user data management system

Methodology - constant discharge pump testing

List of consultants for pump testing

How to apply for a water take consent

Assessment of cultural effects

Costs associated with preparing an assessment of cultural effects

Water take and use policy assessment



6A - Geothermal take and discharge (domestic and light) 

6B - Install geothermal bores for field exploration-commercial or industrial use


Values of the resource (economic, social and heritage)

Surface features

Management of the resource

Rotorua geothermal system

Kawerau geothermal system

Tauranga geothermal system

Other geothermal systems



7A - Application for coastal structures 

7B - Coastal - disturb CMA no structure

7B - Coastal structure, occupation and disturbance



Other forms


Change or cancel consent condition(s) 

Written approval of affected party

Surrender a resource consent 

Transfer ownership of a resource consent 

Make a submission

Withdraw a resource consent application 


What you need to know before you apply for a resource consent

Ministry for the Environment Guide To Preparing a Basic AEE

The resource consent process

Environmental management plan checklist

Statutory acknowledgements

Assessment of cultural effects

Costs associated with preparing an assessment of cultural effects