Planning Guidance & Resource Consents
If your project could impact on the environment, or could affect other people, you may require resource consent.
We have statutory resource management functions and responsibilities under the Resource Management Act 1991 and are tasked with promoting sustainable management of both the natural and built environment through a range of tools, including land use planning.
You are welcome to discuss your proposal with us. We will be able to tell you whether or not your proposal will require resource consent. To ensure a Duty Planner is available we advise you book an appointment. You can do this online or contact Council on 07 348 4199. We also suggest you have a pre-application consultation to help you prepare your application.
Rotorua City Design Principals
Lakes A Zone Design and Guide and Checklists - These guidelines provide practical advice and illustrations to assist owners, developers and designers in the Lakes A Zone to achieve design which takes into account the naturalness of the area.