Building and resource consents

We’re here to help you to do things the right way and get all the information you need.

Earthquake strengthening

We’re working with the government to take a proactive approach to earthquake preparedness in Lower Hutt.

Building consents

Constructing, altering, demolishing or removing a building? You might require a building consent.

Resource consents

If your project's likely to affect the environment, you may need a resource consent.

Consents issued

Find a list of recently issued building and resource consents

Recycle your building waste

Waste from construction and deconstruction (C&D) activities is a large source of waste in New Zealand.

Free Eco Design advice

Get free advice on how to make your house warm, dry, healthy and energy efficient - and save money too!

Apply online

You can now save time and apply for your consents online.

Make an appointment

Request an inspection, see our Eco Design advisor or register for an assessment of your home's earthquake resistance.

Hutt City District Plan

We are required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.


Some documents are just too large and complex to reproduce online – so here are links you might find useful.


Check out the fees that apply to building and resource consents.

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30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Private Bag 31-912, Lower Hutt, 5040
+64 4 570 6666 | 0800 HUTT CITY