The process to lodge your application is expected to take approximately 10-15 minutes. Please read the following information before proceeding at the bottom of this page.
The Resource Management Act 1991 sets out the information you must provide with your application for a resource consent. Please make sure you have the following ready before you begin:
- The physical address of the property;
- Know where on your property you want to drill your bore, including the co-ordinates and the distance to the nearest bore on another property (you can use our GIS mapping service, Beacon);
- If you are applying to drill multiple bores, you will need a map showing the locations of the bores you want to drill;
- If you want to take water to test the bore, you will need to know the maximum rate in litres per second that you will take water at, how long you will pump the bore for, and the total amount of water you will take;
- If your application is complex, you may need to attach a separate assessment of environmental effects. Examples of where this may be required include where the bore is on contaminated land, or where the bore will not be constructed in accordance with the New Zealand Standard for Drilling of Soil and Rock; and
- A credit or debit card to pay the deposit for the application.
If you do not provide adequate information, your application cannot be received nor processed by the Council and will be returned to you.
More information about the application process and the information required can be found on our website here. If you are unsure of what information should be included with your application, please contact the Consents Team before submitting the application.
My Environment Southland account
To complete the bore application online, you will need a My Environment Southland account. This is designed to protect your privacy and security.
If you don't have an account already, you will need to create one by selecting the Log in button at the top of this page. This will only take a few minutes.
If you already have a login, you will be able to login using your existing details and go straight through to begin your application.
Once you have started your application, you will be able to save your progress and come back later.
Where can I find information for my application?
Environment Southland has a GIS mapping service called Beacon, which is available to the public.
Here you can find consents and bores in your area, and environmental information such as groundwater zones.
Let us know if you get stuck at any stage by calling 0800 76 88 45 or filling out an online enquiry form. We appreciate all feedback.