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Building Consents and information
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What is a Building Consent?

Image of Building site. A Building Consent is formal approval for proposed building work. It certifies that the project, as documented, complies with the New Zealand Building Code, Building Act and building regulations.

No building work requiring a Building Consent can start until one has been issued (it cannot be issued retrospectively once the work is completed) and any other requirements, such as complying with Resource Consent conditions, have been met.

Building Consents do not give any form of planning approval under the Council's District Plan. It is your responsibility to find out whether your proposal complies with the District Plan by contacting Council or consulting your own planning advisor. If it does not comply with the District Plan you will need a Resource Consent. You are strongly advised to obtain this information before seeking a Building Consent, to avoid expensive changes to your proposal.

There are limited exemptions from Building Consents granted to small projects at Council's discretion. 

See the Apply for a Building Consent page  of our website to make an application.  

More information can be found on the Building Consent Process page

For detailed information on specific building matters, select a topic from the panel on the left side of this page.


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