“(1) An application for a coastal permit to carry out an activity that a regional coastal plan describes as a restricted coastal activity must be made to the regional council for the region concerned.
“(2) The regional council is the consent authority in relation to the application for the coastal permit.
“(3) Any provisions of this Act that apply in relation to an application for a resource consent apply in relation to the application for the coastal permit, except as provided in this section.
“(4) The consent authority must, after receiving the application, promptly provide a copy of it to the Minister of Conservation and the relevant territorial authority.
“(5) The consent authority must publicly notify the application (as defined in section 93) in accordance with section 95(1).
“(6) Section 100A does not apply in relation to the application for the coastal permit.
“(7) The consent authority must delegate, under section 34A, its functions, powers, and duties required to hear and decide the application to 1 or more persons permitted by section 34A(1), including 1 person nominated by the Minister of Conservation.
“(8) The consent authority must ensure that a notice of its decision on the application is served on the Minister of Conservation under section 114.”