About Resource Management

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

We manage the decision making process for proposals of national significance under the Resource Management Act 1991. We gather and host evidence and organise the process that decides whether or not projects gain approval.

Matters lodged may include:

  • applications for resource consent
  • a request for the preparation of a regional plan (other than a regional coastal plan)
  • a request for a change to a plan
  • an application for a change to or cancellation of conditions of a resource consent
  • a notice of a requirement for a designation or to alter a designation
  • a notice of requirement for a heritage order or to alter a heritage order.

All other matters under the Resource Management Act are managed by the Ministry for the Environment.