Resource Consents for Subdivisions and Property Developments

Preparation of Resource Consent (Subdivision) Applications

Our professional team at Survey Gisborne Limited has the knowledge and expertise to prepare applications for resource consents relating to all types of subdivision projects.  This involves correlating all the necessary data that a local authority requires for them to process the resource consent (subdivision) applications.

A resource consent (subdivision) application prepared by Survey Gisborne Limited will include a plan proposal which shows existing topographic features and the existing and proposed new boundaries for the proposed subdivision, and a supporting detailed report.

Depending on the property to be subdivided, or developed, the amount of supporting additional information required can vary.  However some types of information required may include:

  • Geo-technical Investigation Assessment to establish / confirm a suitable building platform and vehicle access.
  • On-site Wastewater Assessment.
  • NES (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) - search of local authority's records and other sources.
  • Archaeological Investigations and Response Plan.
  • Engineering Plans and Drawings.

Depending on the scale and complexity of a resource consent (subdivision) application, it can take some time to compile and prepare.  By using a competent professional in the first instance can ultimately save time and avoid additional expense with this process.  Most resource consent (subdivision) applications can be prepared within four weeks.

Once a resource consent (subdivision) application has been lodged with the local authority, the local authority has a statutory obligation to process that application within 20 working days.  However some more complex resource consent (subdivision) applications may take longer to process.

For further information about estimates or information on obtaining resource consents to subdivide, give the friendly team at Survey Gisborne Limited a call on 06 868 5588, or email us on

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