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.

Download a Resource Consent Application Form, obtain a copy from the QLDC Offices in Queenstown or Wanaka; or contact us and we can post an application form to you.

Once you have gathered all the necessary information you can lodge your application with us.

Applications can be submitted electronically through the File Transfer Portal (ShareFile) below.

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.

Your application, including any plans, will then be checked to ensure all required information has been provided.

If the application is complete and accompanied by the appropriate deposit, it will be accepted. Our bank details are Queenstown Lakes District Council, BNZ, Queenstown 02 0948 0211515 00. Please reference your RM and the first 5 letters of the applicant's name. If you are paying from overseas please use BKNZNZ22 as your swift code.

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

Resource Consent 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)

ShareFile is currently experiencing technical issues. Please use this form if you are experiencing problems with the standard online portal.

Please wait for your files to upload as files that are large may take some time. If after waiting ample time you do not see an "uploaded successfully" message, please contact

When sending more than 5 files, please send them using an archive format(e.g., zip file).