Status of existing and historic network discharge consents Print

At the time of granting of the NDC, Auckland Council's Healthy Waters department held approximately 116 historic authorisations and network discharge consents.

These will be progressively surrendered by the end of 2021. Some of the catchment management plans (CMP) which supported those consents will be summarised and adopted as stormwater management plans (SMP) into the regionwide NDC. CMPs and SMPs approved since 2013 will be automatically adopted into the NDC.

The process to surrender the existing NDCs and adoption of the catchment management requirements is set out in Conditions 17-19.

NDCs granted since 2013:

  • The supporting CMP or SMP will be adopted into the regionwide NDC and comprise the requirements which must be met for development.
  • Development in these areas can rely on the existing NDC to inform stormwater management decisions and to authorise the stormwater diversion and discharge if the SMP has not yet been adopted.

NDCs granted between 2001 and 2013:

  • The supporting CMP or SMP may be adopted into the stormwater NDC.
  • Please email us at for confirmation if development should rely on the existing NDC or the regionwide NDC to authorise the stormwater diversion and discharge or inform stormwater management decisions.

NDCs granted before 2001:

  • These NDCs have all been surrendered in full.
  • New development in these areas must follow the requirements in Schedule 4 of the regionwide NDC.

Click here for a list of the existing and historic NDCs which have been surrendered and the status of the supporting CMP or SMP.

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