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.
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: