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Building Consents & Information
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Building Consent Process

A summary of how it all works

Step 1

Owner or authorised agent completes and submits the on-line application for vetting. Incomplete applications may not be accepted.

Step 2

Council produces Project Information Memorandum (PIM) if applied for within 20 working days. Council may request more information and the application process will be suspended until all information is received.

Step 3

Building consent processed and conditions attached within 20 working days. Council may request more information and the application process will be suspended until all information is received.

Step 4

Owner or authorised agent pays fees and downloads building consent documents. Building consent is granted/issued. Work must commence within 12 months or the consent will lapse. The owner may apply for an extension of time.

Step 5

Inspections are carried out at prescribed intervals and are booked with Council by phone on +64 6 835 1545. A minimum of 24 hours’ notice for an inspection is required.

It is not possible to give a specific time so if no-one is available to be on-site for the inspection please leave the consent documents on-site where the inspecting officer can easily find them. The inspecting officer may refuse to carry out the inspection if the site is deemed to be unsafe.

A site notice or Notice to Fix may be issued for any non-compliant work.

If changes have been made to the consent documents an amendment to the consent will be required. Minor variations do not require an amendment application.

Step 6

Owner or authorised agent completes application for Code Compliance Certificate and Council must decide whether to issue within 20 working days. Council may make request for more information and the application process will be suspended until information is received.

If there is no application for Code Compliance Certificate within two years of the building consent being granted Council must decide whether to issue the Certificate. The owner may apply for an extension of time to complete the work.

Step 7

Outstanding fees (if any) are paid and Code Compliance Certificate is issued.

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