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Appendix 5: Local Authorities Adopting Good Practice Procedures for Timeframes

Local authority

Checks resource consent applications for completeness within one full working day

Formally receives resource consent applications within one full working day

Uses section 37 of the RMA to extend statutory time limits

Ashburton District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Auckland City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auckland Regional Council

No

No

Yes

Buller District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Carterton District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Central Hawke's Bay District Council

No

Yes

No

Central Otago District Council

No

No

Yes

Chatham Islands Council

Yes

Yes

No

Christchurch City Council

No

Yes

Yes

Clutha District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dunedin City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environment Bay of Plenty

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environment Canterbury

No

Yes

Yes

Environment Southland

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environment Waikato

Yes

Yes

Yes

Far North District Council

No

No

Yes

Franklin District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gisborne District Council

No

No

No

Gore District Council

No

No

Yes

Grey District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hamilton City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hastings District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hauraki District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Horizons Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Horowhenua District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hurunui District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Hutt City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Invercargill City Council

Yes

Yes

No

Kaikoura District Council

Yes

Yes

No

Kaipara District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Kapiti Coast District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kawerau District Council

No

No

Yes

Mackenzie District Council

No

No

Yes

Manawatu District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manukau City Council

No

Yes

Yes

Marlborough District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Masterton District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Matamata-Piako District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Napier City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Nelson City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

New Plymouth District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

North Shore City Council

No

No

No

Northland Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Opotiki District Council

No

Yes

No

Otago Regional Council

No

No

Yes

Otorohanga District Council

Yes

No

No

Palmerston North City Council

No

No

Yes

Papakura District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Porirua City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rangitikei District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rodney District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rotorua District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ruapehu District Council

Yes

Yes

No

Selwyn District Council

No

Yes

No

South Taranaki District Council

No

Yes

No

South Waikato District Council

No

Yes

Yes

South Wairarapa District Council

No

No

Yes

Southland District Council

No

No

No

Stratford District Council

Yes

Yes

No

Taranaki Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tararua District Council

Yes

No

Yes

Tasman District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Taupo District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Tauranga City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thames-Coromandel District Council

No

No

Yes

Timaru District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Upper Hutt City Council

No

No

Yes

Waikato District Council

No

No

Yes

Waimakariri District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Waimate District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waipa District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Wairoa District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waitakere City Council

No

No

Yes

Waitaki District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Waitomo District Council

No

Yes

No

Wanganui District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wellington City Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wellington Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

West Coast Regional Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Westland District Council

No

Yes

No

Whakatane District Council

No

Yes

Yes

Whangarei District Council

Yes

Yes

Yes

Source: RMA survey of local authorities 2005/2006, questions 6.6-8.8.