Building Services & Information
All building work must be carried out in accordance with the Building Code and the Council's District Plan whether or not it is exempt from a Building Consent.
Council encourages people to talk with our building team before you start your project. This is the best way to ensure things go smoothly and are right the first time, saving time and money.
When is a Building Consent Required?
- A Building Consent is required for most building work.
- Additions/Alterations (contact a Building Control Officer with reference to minor alteration work).
- Structural building (including new buildings).
- Plumbing and Drainage work.
- Decking over 1.5m high.
- Installation or modification of a specified system (e.g. fire alarms, automatic doors, emergency lighting, automatic backflow preventers, etc.).
- Change of Use.
- Demolition (in some instances - check Building Consent Exemptions).
- Relocation of pre-built structures/dwellings.
- Heating including fireplaces, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
Fees and Charges can be found here.
Building Consents are now online
Council has introduced the Simpli portal for customers to apply and track their building consents. This allows anyone applying for a building consent to submit, manage, and track their building consents from the beginning through to the end of the process.
For info on getting started see 'Apply online for a Building Consent'
If you have already registered apply on the Simpli portal
Information on downloading the GoBuild App is available here
- Building Consent Exemptions 2020 (PDF, 224.1KB)
- Building Control and Consent Guide (PDF, 861.3KB)
- Building Guide 2019 (PDF, 5.3MB)
- Certificates of Acceptance (PDF, 185.4KB)
- Fencing of Swimming Pools (PDF, 649KB)
- GoBuild App Information (PDF, 235.1KB)
- Things to know regarding tiny homes (PDF, 364.6KB)
- Transportable Accommodation (PDF, 602.4KB)
- When is a structure a vehicle or building MBIE (PDF, 1.1MB)
Building related brochures
- Development Contributions 2020-21 (PDF, 228.4KB)
- District Plan Standards Relating to Building Consents (PDF, 2.5MB)
Building related forms