When a proposed activity or project is adjacent to the road corridor boundary, you may need to obtain consent from Auckland Transport (AT) as an adjoining landowner or as an affected party.
Eligibility to apply
Only the registered landowner or their agent can apply for consent from AT.
If the registered landowner appoints an agent to act on their behalf written authority from the registered landowner will need to be included with the application.
When consent from AT is needed
Auckland Council may require the landowner to obtain consent from AT for any of the following:
- Boundary activities
- Heritage consents
When consent is not needed
- When creating a driveway access – apply for a vehicle crossing application
- When development is being carried out on land that is within the road corridor – apply for an encroachment licence
- When works are within an AT Designation – apply for a s176(1)(b) of the Resource Management Act
If a proposed activity or project is closer to the legal road boundary than permitted under the Unitary Plan provisions, AT’s written consent may be required.
AT written consent is not a boundary exemption in relation to Section 87AAB(1) and (2) Resource Management Act 1991. While the council may exempt ‘boundary activities’ from needing a resource consent if neighbours approval is provided. The road is not classified as a boundary activity and resource consent may still be required.
Applying for consent is a three-step process.
Step 1 - Prepare
Please note that AT is not involved in Step 1.
Prepare supporting plans and diagrams. Mark the boundaries of the property clearly on the plans. Describe why the proposed project requires consent from AT.
The registered landowner will need to pay for the preparation of supporting plans/diagrams and any consultancy fees.
Step 2 - Apply for consent from AT
The registered landowner or agent applies to AT for consent as adjoining landowner or affected party.
In some cases, consent is not able to be provided, and the registered owner or agent will be notified in writing.
If the application is successful, the application will progress to Step 3.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 (including GST) is required at the time of submitting the application to AT for written consent of affected person. This is non-refundable regardless of the outcome.
Step 3 - Outcome
Successful applicants will be provided with a copy of consent from AT.
The written consent will be forwarded to Auckland Council to be recorded on the property file and a copy will be sent to the applicant or their agent.
There is no additional cost for recording the consent from AT on the property file at Auckland Council.
The consent from AT and conditions imposed are binding upon future landowners.
In some circumstances a consent notice is required to be registered on the Record of Title. The applicant will be required to pay for the cost of preparation and registration of the consent notice.
Apply for consent from AT
The processing time is approximately 60 days from receipt of application. The processing time is dependent on current application volumes and the complexity of the request. If delays are expected, this will be communicated to the landowner or their agent.
AT investigates each application to determine if written consent may be provided. Consideration is given to future public works including road-widening, and to consider any safety issues. AT departments assess applications on a case by cases basis for consent.
AT may request further information. If the information is not received within three months of the request being made, the application will lapse, and a new application will be required.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport Privacy Information
Once the consent from AT as adjoining landowner or affected party application has been lodged with AT, it becomes public information, if there is sensitive information in the proposal, please let us know.
Auckland council will hold and store the information, including all associated reports and attachments, on a public register. The details may also be available to the public on the council’s website. These details are collected to inform the general public and community groups about all consents which have been processed or issued through the council. If you would like to request access to the information please contact the council.
Auckland Transport written consent is not a boundary exemption in relation to Section 87AAB(1) Resource Management Act 1991. While the council may exempt ‘boundary activities’ from needing a resource consent if neighbours approval is provided, the road is not classified as a boundary activity and resource consent may still be required.
Download and print application form
Required files with your application
- Record of Title of adjoining property (search copy dated within past 30 days)
- Aerial map showing area of proposed works
- Supporting plans and diagrams - Site plans, drawings and designs for your proposed activity or project – include the distance that the proposed activity is from boundary adjoining the legal road and make sure to mark the boundary of the property clearly on the plans
AT does not supply these documents.
AT requires the non-refundable fixed-fee of $200 (including GST) to be paid with an application.
Payment to be made by internet banking – details are on the application form.
Submit application to Auckland Transport
Email your application to AucklandTransportPlanningTeam@at.govt.nz
- Required format is PDF.
- Attach separate PDF files of the completed application form, Record of Title, aerial map and supporting plans and diagrams.