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Building Consents & Information
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Building Consents

All building work must be carried out in accordance with the Building Code and the Council's District Plan whether or not it is exempt from a building consent. It is extremely important that applicants are aware of theirbuilding consents responsibilities under the Building Act 2004

Additional to this, resource consent may be required. If you are unsure whether resource consent is required or if any specific requirements of the District Plan are required to be met, please contact the Planning Department.

When can building start?

You can start to build once you have BOTH your Building Consent and your Resource Consent (if applicable). Do NOT start building until you have BOTH these approvals. If a section 37 certificate has been issued with the building consent it will state that until the resource consent has been obtained –

(a) no building work may proceed; or
(b) building work may only proceed to the extent stated in the certificate.

A building consent is required for most work:

  • New buildings
  • Additions/alterations
  • Structural building work.
  • Plumbing work
  • Drainage work
  • Lift and cable cars
  • Demolition and relocation of second hand buildings
  • Solid fuel heaters (Fireplaces, Woodburners etc)

Prior to lodging your BUILDING and/or PLANNING consent you are required to make a pre check appointment with a Building Inspector &/or planner. Please call +06 857 7731 to book yours today.

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