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Submitting on Notified ConsentsTāpaetanga Tono Whakaaetanga Kua Pānuitia

Anyone can make a submission on a publicly notified resource consent application and we provide you with a guide to this formal process.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council publicly notifies resource consent applications when it is determined that the adverse effects will be, or are likely to be, more than minor. This is when the community has an opportunity to make submissions for or against the proposal.

Notices of any publicly notified resource consent applications are published in local newspapers and on this website (see below).  Notices are usually in the newspaper serving the district where the proposed activity is to take place - most often Hawke's Bay Today and/or the local community paper.  

Anyone can make a submission on a publicly notified resource consent application.  This is a formal process. Please supply your submission to the Regional Council by the published due date.

Currently Publicly Notified Consents

Applicant: Wairoa District Council

Purpose: To undertake activities and discharges associated with the receipt, treatment, storage and general management of wastewater received at the Wairoa Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Recently closed submissions

Applicant: Hawke's Bay Regional Council (Regional Assets Section)

Purpose: To extract gravel (defined as gravel and associated sand, silt and other riverbed sediments) from the beds of the Ngaruroro River, Tukituki Catchment Rivers (Tukituki River, Waipawa River, Makaretu River, Mangaonuku Stream, Tukipo River) and Tutaekuri River, including both the active river channel and berms. 

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Consent Processing Updates

Te Mata Mushroom Company Updates

Pre hearing meeting

After the submission period has closed, applicants and submitters are usually invited to a pre-hearing meeting to try to work through the issues raised by the submitters.


If no agreement can be reached at the pre-hearing meeting, then the application may proceed to a formal Hearing before a hearing panel appointed by the Council’s Hearings Committee. Submitters have the right to be heard at this forum, if they wish.

Extra information

An Everyday Guide to the RMA is a set of booklets available from the Ministry for the Environment to help you with everyday matters under the RMA. The booklets explain specific RMA processes, your rights, and how you can get involved.

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