There is a 20-working day period following public notification for written submissions to be sent to us. Use this form to make a submission.
A submission can support, object, or a mixture of both, to parts of or the entire proposal.
The Resource Management Act (RMA) requires that a submission must be in writing and must contain the following information:
- The reason for the submission.
- Whether you support or oppose the application.
- The decision you wish us to make.
- Whether or not you wish to speak at a hearing (if you do not indicate this, you may not be invited to the hearing).
- The conditions you would like to see imposed on the consent if it is granted.
- Your name, postal address and phone number.
Send your submission to us and a copy to the applicant. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission. You may then be invited to participate in a pre-hearing meeting.
Tips for writing submissions
- Focus on the points that are the most important. Make it clear which parts of the application you are referring to (if possible, refer to a specific section or part of the application).
- Be specific. Submissions should be relevant to the application and the environmental issues relating to the resource consent application.
- Clearly explain how you might be affected, and how those effects should be managed. The submission can relate only to environmental effects, and not to trade competition effects.
- Suggest alternatives to the proposed approach, giving reasons why the alternatives are more appropriate.
When the period for making submissions is finished a date is set for a pre-hearing or hearing meeting.