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Application for urgent works in response to Cyclone Gabrielle

This page provides information about applying for an urgent resource consent to undertake some works directly related Cyclone Gabrielle damage.

Applying for an urgent consent for damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle

We understand that there will be an urgent need to carry out some works directly related to damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. This might include, for example, repair or replacement of damaged culverts or other access structures. This simplified application form is for use in these circumstances. Please contact the consent team with any queries about obtaining consent for urgent works

Section 330 of the RMA exceptions

Some authorised organisations (including Councils, Waka Kotahi, Port of Napier, Unison etc) can undertake emergency works under s330 of the RMA. This means they can go ahead and start doing work that would normally need consent. They must notify HBRC within 7 days of starting this work and then, if the effects of the activity will carry on, need to apply for the required consents within 20 working days.  They can notify us about this work by emailing

Applying for the consent

Please complete this application and return to us. We will accelerate these applications to enable to work to be carried out as soon as possible.

Please read these guidance notes before making an application:

This application form should only be completed when applying for an activity related to works undertaken or proposed as a direct result of Cyclone Gabrielle (Feb 2023).

Application form for consent for damage caused by Cyclone Gabrielle


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