An application for multiple activities may be treated as separate activities or as one overall bundle of activities.
The bundling section at the bottom of the activities overview page enables you to include an assessment of how the application should be assessed (unbundled, or bundled).
Below runs through an example of how this should be used.
Where a proposal:
consists of more than one activity specified in the plan(s); and
involves more than one type of resource consent or requires more than one resource consent; and
the effects of the activities overlap;
the activities may be considered together.
Where different activities within a proposal have effects that do not overlap, the activities will be considered separately.
Example responses for various situations have been included below to be used as general guidance for completing this section:
Unbundled (e.g. joint land use and subdivision application)
In this instance, subdivision is proposed around an approved development and therefore the land use component of this application needs to be granted and given effect to before the subdivision can proceed on the basis proposed.
The effects of the two resource consent types do not overlap. The land use consent could be given effect to without a subsequent subdivision. While the subdivision as applied for is reliant on the land use consent being granted, it is not a pre-requisite to apply for the two consents concurrently, and they could be applied for and considered separately.
Therefore, the activities will be considered separately for notification under s95 and decision-making under s104.
The activity status of the activities are as follows:
Land use (s9): [activity status] activity
Subdivision (s11): [activity status] activity
Where other types of resource consents (such as a discharge consent under s15) apply, this section can be modified to include this type of consent instead of/in addition to the land use and subdivision consents. Such as:
Other type of resource consent (section of RMA consent required under): [activity status] activity
In this instance, the effects of the proposed resource consents will overlap and thus they are considered together as a [activity status] activity overall.
DISCLAIMER: It's important to note that the correct approach to bundling will vary from application to application. The above is a general discussion and approach only. Rico takes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of your applications and of any reports, documents or advice given by you in conjunction with the use of this information. Rico Technologies Ltd is not liable for any errors or omissions.