NES - Notification for New Structures in Riverbed

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Required under Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020

From 3 September 2020, new structures on the bed of any river (excluding artificial waterways) or connected area are regulated by the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (2020).

These structures include:
  • Reg 63: culverts
  • Reg 64: weirs (excludes customary weirs)
  • Reg 65: flap-gates
  • Reg 66: dams
  • Reg 67: fords

The regulations can be found on the New Zealand Legislation website. Notice of the activity shall occur within 20 working days after the activity is finished and must include the information requested in this form as outlined in regulations Reg 62 to Reg 68.

Please provide as much detail as you can where the questions are relevant to your proposed activity or activities. We request that, where possible, you provide electronic copies of any supporting information.

Separate forms should be completed for independent structures.

If you need any further help, please phone 03 520 7400.

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