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Infrastructure Development Code

DS-5.3 Regional Council Requirements


The discharge of stormwater, the diversion of natural water during construction, the permanent diversion of natural water as a consequence of development, activities in the bed or on the banks of a natural waterway and damming of waterways generally require Resource Consents from Bay of Plenty Regional Council unless authorised as a permitted activity in the Regional Water and Land Plan.

In the specific case of stormwater discharge to a stormwater drainage system that has a comprehensive stormwater consent applied to it, approval is required from the holder of the consent. Councils stormwater drainage system currently has a comprehensive stormwater consent applied to it. Therefore, approval must be sought from Council for a discharge activity to Councils stormwater drainage system. 

Explanatory Note:
This approval is typically requested at the time of Resource Consent application however; designers are encouraged to contact Council at an earlier stage to discuss these requirements.


If approval is not given by Council (or any other comprehensive stormwater consent holder), discharge to the stormwater drainage system will require a consent from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.    

DS-5.3.1   Vesting of Assets and Transferring of Consents

If it is the intention of the developer to transfer any Stormwater Resource Consent from Bay of Plenty Regional Council to Council, a copy of the draft conditions shall be forwarded to Council for comment upon receipt by the Consent Holder.
Council will not accept a transfer of a Bay of Plenty Regional Council issued Resource Consent unless the assets pertaining to that Resource Consent have been constructed in accordance with the Resource Consent conditions and comply with the IDC. Intention to vest ownership of any asset and/or transfer of any Resource Consent shall be discussed with Council at an early stage of planning. Council reserves the right not to accept any asset and/or accept a transfer of any Resource Consent.

Definitions in this section


Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Consent holder




Resource consent



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