Apply for a Resource Consent

Lodging an electronic application

You will need to complete an application form and provide information that is relevant to your project.

An application form is available from:

Once you have gathered all the necessary information you can lodge your application with us.
Your application, including any plans, will then be checked to ensure all required information has been provided.

Please note to be accepted the application must have:

  • Complete application form
  • Certificate of Title
  • Assessment of Environmental Effects

Applications can be submitted either:

  • Electronically through the File Transfer Portal (ShareFile) - see below
  • Via email - - Maximum 20MB per email
  • Or over the counter at QLDC office in Queenstown or Wanaka

Please note that most applications are processed electronically, and there are advantages in submitting your application through our File Transfer Portal as this avoids the delay and costs of scanning.

Payment must be received to formally accept applications for processing.
If you are unsure of the deposit amount check our Resource Consent and Engineering Fees and Other Charges page or call 03 441 0499 and ask to speak to the duty planner.

Our bank details are Queenstown Lakes District Council, BNZ, Queenstown 02 0948 0211515 00. If you are paying from overseas please use BKNZNZ22 as your swift code.

Please reference your payment 'RM' followed by the first 5 letters of the applicant's name, e.g RMAJONE. Alternatively if you are paying after you have lodged your application use the RM# supplied.
Payments referenced incorrectly may cause a delay in processing if we cannot identify your payment.

Your resource consent decision will be sent to you electronically unless you have stated otherwise.

Please upload documents in PDF format and note our Preferred Document Names

Application Form - Form 9
Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE)
Computer Register (CT)
Covenants & Consent Notice
Affected Party Approval/s
Landscaping Report
Ecological Report
Engineering Report
Geotechnical Report
Wastewater Assessment
Traffic Report
Urban Design Report
Waste Event Form

File Transfer Portal (ShareFile)

Please wait for your files to upload as large files may take some time. If after waiting ample time you do not see a thank you message, please contact