As at Monday 4 December 2023
Our new Building Consent application software Objective Build is here. This system has been built with input from more than 100 builders, architects, designers, and industry professionals across New Zealand to ensure it meets users’ needs. It enables the reuse of information across applications, means users can see the status of their building consent application and actions requiring updates; in short, managing a building consent right through its lifecycle.
The software connects to our existing Council system, but it does look a little different
If you’ve already got an Objective Build account with another council you can log into your existing account. From here you will be able to create a new application with Hastings District Council or view existing applications. Consents that haven’t yet been approved will not appear in Objective Build until they are granted.
If you have an existing Building Consent application with Council (before Monday 4 December) you should have received an email from us with instructions on how to create your Objective Build account.
You can set up your account at any time. When you do we recommend that you use the email address you have used for other Hastings District Council Building Consent applications, so your existing information transfers to the system. If you need to use a different one, or have used more than on in the past, please contact us on 871 5000 with the information so we can collate your files.
If you are about to apply for a new Building Consent, have not used our system before, and don’t have an Objective Build account, click here to get started.
The new system has been designed to make the application process much easier, including automatically notifying you as each stage of the process is reached through the software (rather than by email). Apple phone users can access the programme’s App through the App Store.
Building Consent application: $152 (including GST).
Building Consent amendment: $152 (including GST).
We know that change can be tricky, so we’ll have our customer services team on call to help. We also have the experts at Objective Build available to answer technical questions about the portal.
The company has a number of handy resources available, including tutorial videos.
Give us a call on 06 871 5000 and we can talk you through it. If our team can’t help we’ll put you in touch with partners at Objective Build.
It is preferable that the email address is the same to match up your existing/old applications. If you need to use a different email address please contact us on 06 871 5000 so we can make note of your other contact details and connect the dots.
If you are looking for an application submitted prior to 2018 you will need to contact us on 06 871 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for an application post-2018 it may take a few weeks to appear. If you need something urgently – please contact us.
Yes. If you’re not sure how to or need some help, contact our team on 06 871 5000 and we can talk you through it.
You will no longer be able to request a printed version of your application. Of course, you are able to download it and print it yourself.
Building Consent application fees will cost $152 (including GST).A Building Consent amendment fee will also cost $152 (including GST).
These fees recover the cost of using the Objective Build platform. They are an increase from the previous system but they system is expected to save applicants’ time in administration, be much more stream-lined and user-responsive.
We wanted to make the Building Consent application process much easier. The software is used by 53 of the 61 district/city councils throughout New Zealand. The experience of those councils shows that it improves the ability to reuse information across applications, clearly see the status of a building consent application, action required updates, and manage a building consent throughout the lifecycle. It enables the reuse of information across applications, means users can see the status of their building consent application and actions requiring updates; in short, managing a building consent right through its lifecycle.
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