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Resource consents

Below are current publicly notified resource consents. 

Because of their possible environmental effects, many activities need a resource consent from the Council.

You have the right to inspect the following consent application at any Council service centre during normal office hours and to make a submission supporting or opposing it.

Hokitika Seawall Public Notice

Hokitika Seawall Extension

Update: The date for close of submissions on the resource consent application for the proposed Hokitika Seawall (RC-2022-0039 and RC220053) has been extended by one week.

The submission period will now close at 5pm 14 July 2023. 

The extension to the submission period has been requested by the applicant, and agreed to by the consenting authority under section 37 of the Resource Management Act 1991, to allow for further consultation to occur and enable the community further time to make a submission.


West Coast Regional Council have lodged consent applications with the West Coast Regional Council and the Westland District Council to extend the Hokitika Seawall between Stafford Street and Richards Drive on the Hokitika beachfront. The application is for coastal permits and land use consents because the seawall is partially within the Coastal Marine Area. The proposal involves the replacement of temporary rock protection and the extension of the existing seawall for a further 1,100m primarly on Legal Road reserve fronting the beach.