RMA proposals

Proposals of national significance require thorough consideration. We receive the application, support the inquiry process and announce the Board's decision.

Proposals of national significance

Big infrastructure plans or public works, such as major new roads and wind farms, are examples of projects that may be proposals of national significance.

Boards of inquiry

If the Minister for the Environment decides a proposal submitted for resource consent is nationally significant, it is referred to a board of inquiry. A board i…

How we work with councils

Councils play an important role in the nationally significant proposal process.

Making an application

Find out what you need to do to make an application under the Resource Management Act.

Current Nationally Significant Proposals

Find out about Nationally Significant Proposals that are underway.

Completed Nationally Significant Proposals and Water Conservation Orders

This is a directory of previous and completed Nationally Significant Proposal applications and Water Conservation Orders.