Where a proposed activity or project is located within or adjacent land that Auckland Transport (AT) owns or is responsible for, you may need to obtain consent from AT as the landowner.
When landowner consent from AT is needed
- When an application is being made for an archaeological authority under the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 and the approval of the landowner is required (this includes works within the road).
- When Auckland Council has determined that AT, as landowner, is an affected person under s95E of the Resource Management Act 1991.
- Please note that AT does not provide landowner consent for front yard infringements unless Auckland Council as the regulatory authority has determined that AT is an affected person. For further information on this, please contact AucklandTransportPlanningTeam@at.govt.nz.
- When works/activities are proposed on AT owned property (including land that AT has acquired for a project) excluding works/activities covered by another type of approval issued by AT (refer to the following examples).
When landowner consent is not needed
- When creating a driveway access – submit a vehicle crossing application
- When a structure, object or work of any kind, or any tree or plant, occupies an area of the surface, airspace or subsoil of the road corridor encroachment approval is required - refer to AT’s encroachment policy and guidelines in the first instance to seek guidance on whether approval for such would be issued– encroachment licence information
- When works are within an AT Notice of Requirement or Designation – apply for a s176(1)(b) or s178(2) approval
- When carrying out work or an activity that affects the normal operation of the road, footpath or berm - apply for a corridor access request
Applying for consent is a three-step process.
Step 1 - Prepare
The applicant is responsible for this step and should:
- Prepare clear and legible supporting plans and diagrams.
- Describe the proposal and why consent is required from AT.
- Obtain a recent record of title.
Step 2 - Apply
- Fill out the application form
- Submit the application along with the required information (listed on the application form) to AucklandTransportPlanningTeam@at.govt.nz
- Pay the application fee of $575 (including GST) with the application. A paid tax invoice will be issued when payment is received. The payment method and details are provided on the application form.
- All information provided should be in pdf format.
- If the application is not successful, the applicant will be notified.
- If the application is successful, the application will progress to Step 3.
Step 3 - Outcome
- Successful applicants will be provided with a copy of written consent from AT.
- The written consent will be forwarded to Auckland Council to be recorded on the property file.
- The consent from AT and conditions imposed are binding upon current and future landowners.
- In some circumstances a consent notice may be 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.
The processing timeframe is approximately 60 days from receipt of the application. The processing time is dependent on current application volumes and the complexity of the application. If delays are expected, this will be communicated to the applicant or their nominated representative.
AT investigates each application to determine if written consent may be provided. Consideration is given to future public works and safety. AT departments assess applications on a case-by-case 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.
AT and Auckland Council Privacy Information
Once the consent application has been lodged with AT, it becomes public information. Please advise us at the time of applying for consent if the proposal contains sensitive information.
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.