When processing applications, councils must comply with the timeframes in the RMA.

Table 3: Total working days for processing non-notified consents and notified consents

Type of application Total working days
Non-notified consent (no hearing) 20
Non-notified consent (with hearing) 50

Non-notified fast track consent

(District land-use consent with controlled activity status)

Limited notified consent (with hearing) 100
Limited notified consent (no hearing) 60
Publicly notified consent (with hearing) 130
Publicly notified consent (no hearing) 60

Note these are indicative, and will vary if councils need to request further information or approvals.

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