Proposals of national significance require thorough consideration. We receive the application, support the inquiry process and announce the Board's decision.
Big infrastructure plans or public works, such as major new roads and wind farms, are examples of projects that may be proposals of national significance.
If the Minister for the Environment decides a proposal submitted for resource consent is nationally significant, it is referred to a board of inquiry. A board i…
Councils play an important role in the nationally significant proposal process.
Find out what you need to do to make an application under the Resource Management Act.
Find out about Nationally Significant Proposals that are underway.
This is a directory of previous Nationally Significant Proposal applications, and Water Conservation Orders.