Pre-application advice

Request a meeting for resource consents

Please fill out the online form below to request a pre-application meeting for resource consents (or alternatively you can download a pdf version on the right of the page).

See information about pre-application meeting costs.

Your privacy:

Any information provided will be used by Council staff only for the purpose of assisting the applicant in this process. If you would like to request access to or correction of your details after submitting this form please contact us.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Postal address:
Email address:*

In providing email contact details, you consent to being contacted by Auckland Council or our agents for the purpose of customer satisfaction or other research.
Preferred contact method:*
I am:

Please indicate whether you have previously discussed your application with council and, if so, who:
If you are not the prospective applicant for any consents, permits or licenses (if they are required), please enter the applicant's details below.
Name of prospective applicant:
Postal address:
Email address:

Please indicate who will be attending the meeting with you. This may include your client, agent, or consultant(s) with particular expertise.

Attendee name(s):
Area of expertise/profession/title:
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Please indicate which dates and times over the next two weeks you and all of your party are available to meet. The more dates and times you are able to indicate the easier it will be for us to fulfil your meeting request. (Please note that in most cases, meetings are held at the Auckland Council service centre closest to the location of your proposal.)

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We will contact you to confirm your appointment and discuss any other information requirements.



Site address:

Street number and name:*

Suburb, town or locality:*

Location of proposed development site:*

Legal description of property:

Please provide an outline of your proposal and, if known, a list of consent, permit and licensing requirements.*

Please attach all available information. This may include any conceptual plans, drawings, photos or draft assessments of environmental effects.

File attachment guidelines:

  • Limit file size to 5MB or less
  • Exclude " # % & * : < > ? \ / { | } ~ . from file names
  • Only use one full stop in the file name (filename.doc)
  • Keep file names short. i.e. Less than 30 characters
  • Acceptable file formats include Microsoft Word(doc, docx), Excel(xls, xlsx), jpeg, jpg, png, pdf.
Attach a supporting document:

Are there any specific matters or questions you would like addressed at the meeting? (Please note: the information you provide in this section will help us determine which council staff should attend the meeting and what we need to do to prepare for it.)*

Following are examples of matters you may wish to discuss:

  • resource consent requirements or the information needed to support resource consent applications;
  • addressing traffic, heritage, urban design, ecological, tree, archaeological, storm water or roading issues;
  • the rules associated with discharges to water, air or land, or activities in the coastal environment;
  • talking to people who may be affected by your proposal;
  • building code or building consent requirements;
  • licensing and compliance requirements in terms of food premises, health, noise, contaminated land, or liquor.

What other consents, permits or licenses, if any, have you already obtained with respect to this proposal?


The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to facilitate communication between applicants and the Council so that the applicant can make informed decisions about applying for consents, permits or licenses.

The views expressed by council staff in or following a pre-application meeting are those officers' preliminary views, made in good faith, on the applicant's proposal. The council makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, completeness or use of any information or views communicated as part of the pre-application process.

The applicant is not required to amend their proposal to accommodate the views expressed by council staff, nor to comply with any suggestions made by council staff. Further, it remains the applicant's responsibility to get their own professional planning and legal advice when making any application for consents, permits or licences, and to rely solely on that advice, in making any application for consents, permits or licenses.

To the extent permissible by law, the Council expressly disclaims any liability to the applicant (under any theory of law including negligence) in relation to any pre-application process. The applicant also recognises that any information it provides to the Council may be required to be disclosed under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (unless there is a good reason to withhold the information under that Act). However, the Council is able to withhold information for certain reasons including to prevent unreasonable prejudice to someone's commercial position.

The cost of the pre-application meeting depends on whether the proposal under discussion is considered to be a standard or complex proposal by the Council.

Standard proposals incur a fixed fee, and are generally those that require only one pre-application meeting, and attendance by no more than two council staff. Complex proposals will require a deposit and additional actual and reasonable costs will be invoiced as they are incurred.

For more information, see fees and charges, contact us or visit one of our customer service centres. The fee or deposit should be paid in advance of, or at, the first meeting.


I have read, understood, and accept the terms and conditions set out above. I agree to pay Auckland Council the applicable fee and the actual and reasonable costs of the work the council undertakes in response to this request.*

All correspondence (excluding invoices) sent to:

Postal address:

Invoices, if applicable, sent to:

Postal address:

Please indicate whether you would like an estimate of costs for pre-application engagement. Please note however, that standard proposals are subject to a fixed fee. Any estimate that the council provides with respect to complex proposals will be based on the information you have provided in support of your request.


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