Resource consents

The Christchurch City Council is responsible for processing resource consent applications (land use and subdivision consents) within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

A resource consent is a formal approval under the Resource Management Act 1991 that is required when a proposed building or activity does not comply with all of the relevant rules in the Christchurch District Plan(external link). A resource consent is separate to a building consent, which confirms that building work complies with the Building Act 2004 and the building code. You may need one or both types of consent for your proposal. 

This page provides information about the resource consent process and how to apply. You can email our Duty Planner on with your question. If you prefer to speak to us, please include your phone number and we will aim to call you back within 4 hours. 

Resource consent applications can be complex. We recommend that you engage an experienced professional to help prepare your application to ensure that it meets all the requirements of the City/District Plan and Resource Management Act.

Resource management fees

The fees for different types of resource management applications.

Publicly notified resource consents

You can search specifically for notified resource consents in our project search database.

Resource consent applications of interest

Application information and documents for resource consent applications of public interest.