Applications for changes or cancellations of consent conditions on an application by consent holder can be made in Rico.
Under Section 127 of the Resource Management Act, such applications are instructed to be treated “as if .. the application were an application for a resource consent for a discretionary activity”
In this way, Section 127 Applications on Rico are effectively treated as resource consent applications, where the change or cancellation of consent conditions on an application is an activity with a discretionary status.
Identify Section 127 consideration in consideration checklist
Section 127 is flagged in the considerations checklist, under the RMA Considerations section.
Add activity for changes under Resource Management Act 1991 - Section 127 planning document
The checklist question triggers a planning document called Resource Management Act 1991 - Section 127 which can then be added to the project.
Add the changes activity under the Resource Management Act 1991 - Section 127 planning document, as pictured below. This will add a reason for consent and update the overall status of the application to Discretionary.
Assess the effects of the proposed changes
Under Section 127, effects assessments are focussed on the effects of the changes or cancellations in conditions proposed. As a result, in Rico, the assessment follows a similar structure as an assessment for a resource consent application, with the key difference being the focus is on the proposed changes as opposed to the entire proposal.