This a newly developed module (released 10 November 2014) to assist councils when considering Applications for a Coastal Permit to undertake an aquaculture activity in the common marine and coastal area.
This module has been rigourously reviewed by senior lawyers at Simpson Grierson to ensure legal compliance.
The process diagrams recognise for the legislative reforms that came into effect on 1 October 2011. These reforms were designed to reduce costs, delays and uncertainties, promote investment in aquaculture development; and enable integrated decision making.
Changes were made both to the Fisheries Act 2006 and the Resource Management Act 1991. A number of methods are available to councils under Part 7A of the Resource Management Act 1991 to manage demand for space in the common marine and coastal area.
Please note that the term Regional Council is used throughout the flow diagrams, this reference includes Unitary Authorities in this context.
- Receipt and Acceptance of Applications for Processing
- Suspension of Accepted Applications
- Request for Direction to Process and Hear Applications Together (PHT)
- Aquaculture Agreements
- Affected Applications (subject to PHT direction)
- Lodging Notice of Motion with Environment Court for Affected Applications
- Regional Council Hearing and Decision on Affected Application
- Affected Application Approval Referral to the Director General of Ministry of Primary Industries
- Director General of the Ministry of Primary Industries Determination or Reservation on Regional Council Decision to Grant Application
- Coastal Permit Duration and Lapse
- Approval of Method of Allocations Authorisations
- Authorisation Offers and Acceptance
- Applications in Aquaculture Settlement Area