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Information for applicants

Any person may lodge one or more of the following matters with the EPA:

  • applications for resource consent and changes or cancellation of consent conditions
  • notices of requirement for designations or heritage protection orders (including alterations)
  • requests for private plan changes or a regional plan.
The EPA has 20 working days to make a recommendation to the Minister once 'the matter' is received. We assesses the matter for completeness, provide a recommendation to the Minister about whether the matter is a proposal of national significance and advise whether the matter should be referred to a board of inquiry or to the Environment Court.

How to apply

The process of applying to us is similar to applying to a council

Application forms

When applying to us on a resource management matter please use the forms listed on this page

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