Extensions of resource consent application processing time

This page reports on extensions of resource consent application processing time using section 37 of the RMA.

RMA requirements

Local authorities have a statutory timeframe within which to process applications. Under section 37, they can extend these timeframes up to double the maximum period specified in the RMA when there are special circumstances or when the applicant agrees to the extension. A local authority can only extend the time period by more than twice the maximum time period specified if the applicant agrees.

New resource consent applications where Section 37 was used to extend the timeframes

 

2010/11*

2012/13*

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Percentage

15%

17%

19%

24%

45%

*From the RMA Survey of Local Authorities

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:
16/11/18