A resource consent is the approval of a local authority - in this case, Marlborough District Council - to undertake an activity that is not a permitted activity and may not occur "as of right" under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), or the various formal plans governing the use of natural and physical resources in Marlborough and its coastal areas.
The information in this section explains Council's obligations under the RMA for the issuing of resource consents, how to apply for them and Council process for considering them. It is not intended as a substitute for the RMA or Marlborough's resource management plans.
For specific information, reference should be made to those documents.
Activities in the Marlborough District Council Resource Management Plans are classified as:
- Restricted discretionary
If they do not fit any of these categories they are termed non-complying. A resource consent is required for all activities other than a permitted or prohibited activity.
Council is unable to accept an application for a prohibited activity.
Applying for a Resource Consent
As an applicant for a resource consent, you need to give Council sufficient information to enable a proper assessment of your application.
Duty Planner Service Information
Find out more about the duty planner service.
Fees - Resource Consent Monitoring Fees
Fees for resource consent monitoring.
Fees - Resource Consents
Fees for resource consents.
Pay Monitoring Invoice Online
Use this page to pay your monitoring invoice online by credit card.
Pay Resource Consent Invoice Online
Use this page to pay your resource consent invoice online by credit card.
Publicly Notified Resource Consent Applications
List of publicly notified resource consents currently open for submissions.
Resource Consent Hearings
Details of upcoming resource consent hearings.
Resource Consents Received 17 January - 23 January 2023
Resource consent applications received by Marlborough District Council.
Resource Consent Team Newsletters
This page contains newsletters relating to the Resource Consent Team.