Under the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020, anyone can apply for a project to be referred to an expert consenting panel.

Applications for projects to be referred to a panel are made to the Minister for the Environment. The Ministry for the Environment has more information on applications for referral on their website.

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 - Ministry for the Environment website

Lodged and in progress 

Dominion Road mixed-use development

A project to redevelop the site at 360 Dominion Road, 88 Prospect Terrace, and 113 Grange Road, Mt Eden, to accommodate a multi-level, mixed-use development including retail, commercial and residential units. 

Faringdon South West and South East development

A subdivision including residential lots, neighbourhood centres and associated infrastructure and amenities on two blocks of land in Selwyn Road, south of Rolleston township in Canterbury. 

Molesworth Street

A project to construct a 12-storey office building for office and retail use in Molesworth Street, Wellington.

Nola Estate 

A project to construct 246 residential dwellings in Glen Eden, including a cafe, local community centre and recreational facilities. 

Northbrook Wanaka retirement village

A project to develop a retirement village in Wanaka, by Winton Property Limited.

The Vines Affordable Subdivision

A project to develop 45 residential sections in Richmond, south of Nelson.

Ohinewai Foam Factory

A project to construct and operate a foam factory including constructing a rail siding connection to the main trunk line.

Wooing Tree Estate

The subdivision of a 25 hectare block in Cromwell to create a medium density residential development and a small commercial precinct.

Summerset Retirement Village - Waikanae

A project to develop a comprehensive care retirement village on the eastern side of the State Highway 1 expressway at Waikanae. 

Decided projects - Approved 

Kohimarama Comprehensive Care Retirement Village

A project to construct a retirement village in Kohimarama, Auckland by Ryman Healthcare Limited. 

Projects awaiting lodgement

Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project - infrastructure works

A project to replace an existing watermain, and construct both a water reservoir and wetland in East Porriua, Wellington. 

Silverlight Studios

A project to construct and operate a film studio complex east of Wanaka township. The complex will include a film school, screening theatre and exhibition centre. 

Brennan Winery

A project to extend an existing vineyard, and construct a winery complex including a restaurant, barrel hall for events, and an education facility.

Kapuni Green Hydrogen

A project to develop a renewable hydrogen hub at Kapuni, South Taranaki, using wind-generated electricity. 

New Dunedin Hospital - Whakatuputupu

The development of a new hospital on three blocks in central Dunedin. 

Beachlands Housing Development

The development will subdivide land and construct a housing development with the associated infrastructure in Beachlands, Auckland. 

Kōpū Marine Precinct

The development of a marine precinct at the existing boat ramp at Kōpū, Thames. 

Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour

The development of a commercial boat harbour, associated facilities and a channel to the Whakatāne River.