Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003

Form 16A Notice of lodgement of matter under section 145 of Resource Management Act 1991

Sections 145, 148, and 149ZB, Resource Management Act 1991

To the Environmental Protection Authority

1

Full name of person lodging matter (the applicant):

Description of proposal (the proposal):

Relevant local authority:

2

For this paragraph select the paragraph(s) that apply.

This information accompanies—

(a)

1 or more of the following applications for a resource consent:

(b)

1 or more of the following applications for a change to or cancellation of the conditions of a resource consent:

(c)

1 or more of the following requests for the preparation of a regional plan:

(d)

1 or more of the following requests for a change to a plan:

(e)

1 or more of the following changes to a plan proposed by the local authority:

(f)

1 or more of the following variations to a proposed plan:

(g)

1 or more of the following notices of requirement for a designation or to alter a designation:

(h)

1 or more of the following notices of requirement for a heritage order or to alter a heritage order.

3

[Provide details of the matter or matters] (the matter).

4

Omit this paragraph if it does not apply.

The matter—

  • consists of 1 or more of the following: an application for a resource consent, or an application to change or cancel the conditions of a resource consent, or a notice of requirement to alter a designation, or a notice of requirement to alter a heritage order; and

  • relates to an activity that is part of a proposal of national significance in relation to which 1 or more matters have already been subject to a direction under section 142(2) or 147(1)(a) or (b).

5

The matter relates wholly to the coastal marine area/relates partly to the coastal marine area/does not relate to the coastal marine area*.

*Select one.
6

I request that the Minister for the Environment/Minister of Conservation/Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation* makes/make* a direction under section 147(1)(a) or (b) to refer the matter to a board of inquiry or to the Environment Court for decision, on the grounds that the matter is/is part of* a proposal of national significance.

*Select one.
It would be helpful to provide the information in paragraphs 7 and 8.
7

The following factors are relevant to this application: [set out the factors and, in relation to each factor, the reasons in support of your application to have a direction made. Factors that may be relevant include, but are not limited to, whether the matter—

  • has aroused widespread public concern or interest regarding its actual or likely effect on the environment (including the global environment); or

  • involves or is likely to involve significant use of natural and physical resources; or

  • affects or is likely to affect a structure, a feature, a place, or an area of national significance; or

  • affects or is likely to affect or is relevant to New Zealand’s international obligations to the global environment; or

  • results or is likely to result in or contribute to significant or irreversible changes to the environment (including the global environment); or

  • involves or is likely to involve technology, processes, or methods that are new to New Zealand and that may affect its environment; or

  • is or is likely to be significant in terms of section 8 of the Resource Management Act 1991; or

  • will assist the Crown in fulfilling its public health, welfare, security, or safety obligations or functions; or

  • affects or is likely to affect more than 1 region or district; or

  • relates to a network utility operation that extends or is proposed to extend to more than 1 district or region].

8

The further views of the applicant are: [set out the further views of the applicant, including whether the applicant has views on whether the matter should be referred to a board of inquiry or the Environment Court and any other recommendations sought as to the course of action].

Date:

*Signature of applicant or person authorised to sign on behalf of requester:

Electronic address for service of applicant:

Telephone:

Postal address (or alternative method of service under section 352 of the Act):

Contact person: [name (and designation, if applicable)]

*A signature is not required if you make your request by electronic means.
Note to applicant

You may be required to pay actual and reasonable costs incurred in dealing with this matter (see section 149ZD of the Resource Management Act 1991).

If your request concerns an application for a resource consent or an application for a change to or cancellation of the conditions of a resource consent and the Environmental Protection Authority determines that the application is incomplete, it may return the request.

You must serve the relevant local authority with notice of this matter, together with notice that it has been lodged with the Environmental Protection Authority.

Schedule 1 form 16A: inserted, on 1 November 2010, by regulation 19(2) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/279).

Schedule 1 form 16A: amended, on 18 October 2017, by regulation 15(1) of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/231).