COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020

Information requirements for consent applications for listed projects and referred projects

9 Information required in consent applications

(1)

Every consent application for a listed or a referred project made under clause 2 must include the following information:

(a)

a description of the proposed activity; and

(b)

a description and map of the site at which the activity is to occur; and

(c)

confirmation that the consent application complies with clause 3(1); and

(d)

the full name and address of—

(i)

each owner of the site and of land adjacent to the site; and

(ii)

each occupier of the site and of land adjacent to the site who, after reasonable inquiry, is able to be identified by the consent applicant; and

(e)

a description of any other activities that are part of the proposal to which the consent application relates; and

(f)

a description of any other resource consents, notices of requirement for designations, or alterations to designations required for the proposal to which the consent application relates; and

(g)

an assessment of the activity against—

(i)

Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

(ii)

the purpose of this Act; and

(iii)

the matters set out in section 19 (whether project helps to achieve purpose of Act); and

(h)

an assessment of the activity against any relevant provisions in any of the documents listed in subclause (2); and

(i)

information about any Treaty settlements that apply in the project area, including—

(i)

the identification of the relevant provisions in those Treaty settlements; and

(ii)

a summary of any redress provided by those settlements that affects natural and physical resources relevant to the project or project area; and

(j)

the conditions that the applicant proposes for the resource consent.

(2)

The documents referred to in subclause (1)(h) are the following:

(a)

a national environmental standard:

(b)

other regulations made under the Resource Management Act 1991:

(c)

a national policy statement:

(d)

a New Zealand coastal policy statement:

(e)

a regional policy statement or proposed regional policy statement:

(f)

a plan or proposed plan:

(g)

a planning document recognised by a relevant iwi authority and lodged with a local authority.

(3)

An assessment under subclause (1)(h) must include an assessment of the activity against—

(a)

any relevant objectives, policies, or rules in a document listed in subclause (2); and

(b)

any requirement, condition, or permission in any rules in any of those documents; and

(c)

any other requirements in any of those documents.

(4)

A consent application must include an assessment of the activity’s effects on the environment that—

(a)

includes the information required by clause 10; and

(b)

covers the matters specified in clause 11.

(5)

A consent application must also include—

(a)

a cultural impact assessment prepared by or on behalf of the relevant iwi authority; or

(b)

if a cultural impact assessment is not provided, a statement of any reasons given by the relevant iwi authority for not providing that assessment.

(6)

A consent application must also include the following information:

(a)

if a permitted activity is part of the proposal to which the consent application relates, a description that demonstrates that the activity complies with the requirements, conditions, and permissions for the permitted activity (so that a resource consent is not required for that activity under section 87A(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991); and

(b)

if the activity is to occur in an area that is within the scope of a planning document prepared by a customary marine title group under section 85 of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011, an assessment of the activity against any resource management matters set out in that planning document (for the purposes of clause 30(3)); and

(c)

in the case of a referred project, all the additional information required by the relevant referral order.