Notices of Requirement process
When an application for a Notice of Requirement is received by the council, we process it in accordance with the Resource Management Act, which may involve public notification, submissions and a hearing if required.
We recommend that the requiring authority confirm, modify or withdraw the requirement. The requiring authority then accepts or rejects our recommendation in whole or in part. The decision is then notified and there is an appeal period. If a Notice of Requirement is confirmed, it is included as a designation in the District Plan.
Current Notices of Requirement
The table below includes information on all current Notices of Requirement that affect the District Plan. Each link contains further information about the Notice of Requirement and all relevant documents available for download.
Make a submission on a Notice of Requirement
Anyone wishing to comment on those Notices of Requirement that are open for submission can do so by lodging a written submission using the form below.
Submission on publicly notified requirement for designation or alteration of designation (PDF 104kb)
More information about designations (Ministry for the Environment)
Designations are District Plan provisions under Part 8 of the Resource Management Act that allow land to be used for public works and other essential projects. If the needs of a requiring authority change, the requiring authority can apply for an existing designation to be altered or removed.
The table below includes information on all current applications for amendments to designations.
|Amendment Title ||Type of amendment
|There are no current applications