Planning is responsible for preparing Council's environmental plans and strategies. These documents ensure that Council looks after the natural and built environment and assists in achieving the outcomes established with the Long Term Plan and the statutory requirements set out in the Resource Management Act 1991.

You can apply for your resource consent (Land Use, Subdivision, Permitted Boundary Activities and NES Soils) online through our new electronic resource consent system Consents Online.

Enjoy the benefits of online resource consenting:-

  • Convenience - lodging applications at any time of the day.
  • Transparency - online tracking of the consenting process.
  • Reduced cost - eliminates the costs of printing documentation.

You will need to register to use the system using your email account. Please follow the instructions at the registration page or view the following videos if you require further assistance - Register as an Applicant or Register as an Agent.

If you have any problems with the system, please email or phone 06 323 0000.

  • District Plan

    District Plans, which are a legal requirement under the Resource Management Act, place controls on land use and subdivisions. They specify particular environmental outcomes that Council should aim for.
  • Land Development

    The Council's Land Development Team provides a single point of contact on behalf of the Infrastructure Department in order to facilitate seamless development, engineering services and outcomes.
  • Resource Consent Planning

    The Manawatu District Council's planning team ensures that development of the natural and built environment is undertaken in a sustainable manner by managing compliance with the Manawatu District Plan.