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We’re here to help you to do things the right way and get all the information you need, whether you’re buying a property, building, or using public land.
Almost everything you build needs to meet a number of standards and regulations, like the Building Act 2004, the Building Regulations and the New Zealand Building Code.
If you are planning to carry out any building work - major or minor - you will probably need to apply for a building consent. Find out how to apply.
Development and/or reserves contributions are a way that owners and developers contribute to the maintenance cost and capital spending associated with the city's growth.
We're working to make existing buildings strong enough to withstand an earthquake. The earthquake-risk and -prone buildings policy helps owners identify the risk level and encourages them to strengthen their properties.
We offer a free eco-design advisory service! This can help you make your home warm, dry and healthy - which can also save you money.
Submitting your application electronically will save you time, and the cost of printing hard copy documents, making it easier for you.
If you want to do something on your property which doesn’t meet our District Plan rules and standards, then you will need to apply for resource consent.
Here you can find out what you need to do before you make an application and what to expect when you make an application.
If your business produces liquid wastes that you wish to dispose of to the sewer, you may need to apply for a discharge consent to do so. The following will assist you to find out if you need consent and the process for obtaining one.
Fees and charges for all costs related to building and resource consent effective from 1 September 2012. These fees and charges include Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 15%.
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