Environmental Consent

An Environment Consent is a permission granted to an applicant undertaking an activity that has some but not significant environment impact. A technical report must be provided.

NES - EnvConsent

The Environment Consent is to protect the Cook Islands from any significant environment impact. It applies to high-risk areas that are important to the Cook Islands heritage, biodiversity and landscape.

  • This is specified in Tier 2 of the Environmental Compliance Services;
  • Specific land clearance (foreshore, sloping land, wetlands and streams)
  • Earthworks – relating to excavation, drainage, roads and building platforms
  • Tourism and Commercial extension or renovation
    Removal of coral

This is the process for an Environmental Consent:

Environmental Consent – process map

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