The forms, brochures and factsheets below should be able to answer many
of your consent or compliance questions. However, if you haven’t found
what you’re looking for please use the search function, or contact us.
Bore construction report
Form - Commercial Surface Water Activity Log (PDF, 22.4KB)
Plantation forestry operators are required to
submit written notices and plans for afforestation, earthworks, river
crossings, forest quarrying, harvesting, replanting wilding species and
slash traps. Read more here. Written Notice - NES-PF (PDF, 414KB)
The abstraction of fresh water in New Zealand is managed under the
Resource Management Act 1991 to protect the environment. Water
users generally have to apply for resource consents to take fresh water
from its source. As part of the consent the volume of water abstracted
must be recorded. This water take data is critical for Environment
Southland to manage the fresh water resource in Southland effectively.
This includes making efficient use of allocated water, managing groups
of water users, monitoring compliance as well as understanding our water
resources and ecosystem responses allowing us to plan for the future.
In November 2010 the Resource Management Regulations 2010
(Measurement and Reporting of Water Takes) came into effect. These
apply to water permits taking 5 litres per second or more. This means
that Environment Southland will be reviewing how water take data is
collected and reported and may mean changes to existing consents.