Lake Structures


Whether you are planning to build anew or modify an existing lake structure on a lakebed you are required to seek permission from Te Arawa Lakes Trust (TALT) as lakebed owner. This should be sought BEFORE an application for a Resource Consent is made.


For residents who are considering to modify an existing or build a new structure please complete the Residential Application Lease Form, or if you are a commercial operator and planning to run a commercial activity from the lake structure please complete the Commercial Application Lease Form.


As part of the application process you will be asked how you have considered the cultural values of our lakes ie how your proposal impacts or enhances these. Te Arawa Lakes Trust recommends that prior to your lodging of the application that you review our cultural value framework Te Tūāpapa o Ngā Wai o Te Arawa as well as the iwi and hapū management plans associated to the lake.


Once we have received payment of the application fee you will be contacted within 10 business days with a decision or request to provide further information. Click here to view our fees policy.


If approval is granted you will be issued with a decision letter and be contacted by Te Arawa Management Limited to confirm lease arrangements.