Council is required to promote the sustainable management of the district's natural and physical resources.
This is undertaken through the investigation and monitoring, and the preparation of a District Plan. Local communities are consulted throughout these processes.
The District Plan outlines policies and specifies how the policies will be implemented. This can include the provision of rules, which may require people to carry out their activities in accordance with these rules, or to apply for a resource consent. Other methods of implementing plan policies are monitoring and investigations, financial incentives, and education and advocacy.
The District Plan can be viewed at the Westland District Council Office or the Library, during normal working hours.
The Ministry for the Environment has provided a series of publications on everyday matters relating to the Resource Management Act 1991 and resource consent processes.
The guides can be viewed at http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/rma/everyday.
Resource Consent Fees
Please refer to the current Annual Plan for Fees and Charges.
The following application forms for Resource Consent are available:
- Resource Consent Application Form and Assessment of Environmental Effects (Land Use).
- Resource Consent Application Form and Assessment of Environmental Effects (Mining Land Use).
- Resource Consent Application Form and Assessment of Environmental Effects (Vegetation Clearance - Land Use).
- Resource Consent Application form and Assessment of Environment Effect (Dwelling in Rural Zone – Land Use).
- Resource Consent Application Form and Assessment of Environmental Effects (Subdivision).
- Resource Consent Application Form and Assessment of Environmental Effects (Commercial Activity in the Rural Zone).
- Request to Review Decisions on Administrative Discounts
If you require the approval of persons likely to be affected by a Resource Consent, the following form will need to be completed by each person so affected.
The following report is available:
- Report on Aviation Noise and Public Health Issues Associated with the Aviation Industry in South Westland.
The following applications have been limited notified:
- Resource Consent 160034: Tuffy Investments Limited : Non-Complying Land Use: Camp Ground: Davie Street, Hokitika
- Resource Consent 160021: Okuru Enterprises Limited : Tuning Fork Creek, Okuru
- Resource Consent 160041: Phoenix Mining Limited : Mining and Vegetation Clearance: Stafford Loop Road, Hokitika
- Resource Consent 160068: West of the Alps Trust: Discretionary Land Use: Paganini Road, Franz Josef Glacier
The following is a listing of Resource Consents:
For more information contact the Council.