Certain building consents required to be assessed by the Fire Engineering Unit (FEU) of Fire and Emergency NZ (formally NZ Fire Service) as noted within the Gazette Notice and as per sections 46 and 47 of the Building Act 2004 will be forwarded as required.
Find out more about the Gazette Notice and whether this applies to your building project.
To avoid unnecessary delays applicants should identify applications requiring New Zealand Fire Service review at the point of lodgement. Any consent requiring this review will be forwarded as soon as possible after the consent is received to ensure the memorandum is supplied within the processing timeframes.
Consideration will be made to the recommendations supplied within the memorandum as part of the building consent processing procedure and decisions recorded on the applicable processing checklist. There is currently no cost to for this review.