Only Council-approved geoprofessionals can issue Producer statements relating to rockfall protection structures.

Approved Geoprofessionals [PDF, 7.9 KB]:

  • are NZ Chartered Professional Engineers;
  • are experienced in the field of Rockfall Protection Structures;
  • hold suitable insurance policies to cover their advice; and
  • have been accredited by Christchurch City Council.

A Technical Guideline for Rockfall Protection Structures [PDF, 732 KB] has been developed by Christchurch City Council to assist property owners with the consenting process. This guideline specifies the use of an Approved Geoprofessional for the issue of Producer statements relating to Rockfall Protection Structures.

Apply to go on the approved list

The Specification for Application to the Approved Geoprofessionals List for Rockfall Protection Structures [PDF, 108 KB] sets out the requirements and process to apply for accreditation.

Assessments of complete applications received by 30 June will be undertaken annually in July.

You can apply if you are:

  • a provider of Geotechnical Engineering services,
  • have Chartered Professional Engineers with experience in the design of rockfall protection structures on staff.

Application for accreditation as an Approved Geoprofessional [PDF, 28 KB].

Send the forms, any supporting information and the $1000 non-refundable application fee per applicant (not per company) to:

Infrastructure Design Standards Manager Technical Services and Design Team Christchurch City Council PO Box 73-011 Christchurch

Approval will be given in writing and is awarded only to the individual and not to commercial entities. It is not transferable and can be withdrawn by the City Council as stated in clause 2.4 of the Specification.

If you have a query please email