Resource consents processed within statutory timeframes

This page reports on resource consents processed within statutory time limits.

RMA requirements

The RMA sets statutory time limits for local authorities to process resource consent applications and details how to determine whether these time limits have been met.

Compliance with statutory time limits is determined by counting the number of working days from the first full day after the application enters the local authority building to the day the decision on the application is issued to the applicant. Time taken for particular activities specified in the Resource Management (Discount on Administrative Charges) Regulations 2010 is excluded from the count of working days.

  • Working days (as per the RMA) are any day of the week except weekends, public holidays and the Christmas and New Year period (from 20 December to 10 January in the following year).

Median time taken to get resource consent

Type of notification

RMA statutory time limits

RMA statutory days taken**

Actual working days taken

 

 

2014/15

2015/16

2014/15

2015/16

Non-notified

20

16

17

21

20

Publicly notified*

130

63

50

146

109

* with a hearing
**RMA statutory days taken = actual working days – days waiting for information or payment

Resource consent timeframes — overview

 

2014/15

2015/16

Resource consent applications processed within statutory time limits. 96.6% 96%

Publicly notified resource consent applications processed within statutory time limits

91% 98.4%
Limited notified resource consent applications processed within statutory time limits 91% 92.2%

Non-notified resource consent applications processed within statutory time limits

96%

 96%

Resource consent timeframes — by application type

 

 

2014/15

2015/16

Section 88 (new) applications

 

 

Resource consents processed within statutory time limits 96%

96.2%

Publicly notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits

91%

98.9%
Limited notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits 91% 92.7%
Non-notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits 96%

92.7%

Section 127 (change/ cancellation of conditions) applications

Resource consents processed within statutory time limits

96%

100%
Publicly notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits

100%

100%
Limited notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits

 

86%

100%
Non-notified resource consents processed within statutory time limits 96% 100%

See the Act

For more information on the RMA related to this page see the following sections of the Act on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Reviewed:
14/12/17