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Building and consents

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The building and consents process

 

 

Start with an ideahttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/start-with-an-ideaStart with an ideaStep one: Start with an idea. Draw a few sketches, engage a professional to help with your plans and provide advice and do your research.aspx
Check if you need a consenthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/check-if-need-consentCheck if you need a consentStep two: Check if you need consent for your project and whether you need a professional to carry out the work.aspx
Ask for guidancehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/ask-for-guidanceAsk for guidanceStep three: If you are unsure about what you need to know or do before you apply for a building or resource consent, get in touch with us. We're here to help.aspx
Prepare your consent applicationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/prepare-applicationPrepare your consent applicationStep four: Find out how to prepare a good quality consent application. It's a complicated process, so consider getting help from a professional.aspx
Apply for a consenthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/apply-for-consentApply for a consentStep five: Depending on your project, you may need to apply for building consent, resource consent or both.aspx
Processing your consent applicationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/processing-consent-applicationProcessing your consent applicationStep six: Find out what's involved in approving your consent application. It may save you time and money.
Receive our decision on your consent applicationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/receive-decision-consent-applicationReceive our decision on your consent applicationStep seven: Find out about consent decisions and appeals.aspx
Start your building or renovation workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/starting-building-renovation-workStart your building or renovation workStep eight: Find out about site management, resource consent conditions and monitoring, and making changes to consents.aspx
Inspections of building or renovation workhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/inspections-building-renovation-workInspections of building or renovation workStep nine: Find out what type of inspections you might need, how to book and cancel inspections and what happens during an inspection.aspx
Complete your projecthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/understanding-building-consents-process/complete-projectComplete your projectStep ten: Find out how to complete your project, or extend the time you have to complete it.aspx

Building projects and other building considerations

 

 

Compliance, complaints and building fineshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-finesCompliance, complaints and building finesFind out how to pay or dispute a building fine.aspx
Development contributionshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/development-contributionsDevelopment contributionsFind out when we charge development contributions and how you can estimate them depending on the type of project you are working on. aspx
Consider stormwater when buildinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwaterConsider stormwater when buildingIf you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater, before you begin your project. aspx
Working on or around treeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/working-on-around-treesWorking on or around treesFind out if a tree is protected and if you need to apply for a resource consent before working on, around or underneath trees on your, neighbouring, and council properties.aspx
Design and sustainable building - programmeshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/design-sustainable-building-programmesDesign and sustainable building - programmesCheck if you are eligible for a subsidy or financial assistance for an insulation or onsite wastewater treatment programme.aspx
Types of resource consenthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/types-resource-consentsTypes of resource consentFind information on the different types of resource consents. aspx
Building and renovation projectshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projectsBuilding and renovation projectsBuilding and renovation project guides that can help you find out if you need a consent for your project and how to apply for one in case you have to. aspx
Commercial building systemshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/commercial-building-systemsCommercial building systemsFind out how to get a compliance schedule or building warrant of fitness (BWoF) for specified systems in your building and how an Independent Qualified person (IQP) can inspect, maintain and write reports on your specified systems. aspx
Engineering approvalshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvalsEngineering approvalsFind out about different types of engineering approvals, why you might need them and how to apply for one. aspx
Producer statement authorshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/producer-statement-authorsProducer statement authorsWhen you submit a producer statement, it helps us decide if your building work complies with the NZ Building Code. aspx
Get an approval to use new products and materials for new infrastructurehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/get-approval-new-products-materials-new-infrastructure-.aspxGet an approval to use new products and materials for new infrastructureGet an approval to use new materials and products for infrastructure vested to the council. aspx
Earthquake-prone buildingshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/earthquake-prone-buildings.aspxEarthquake-prone buildingsFind out how we identify and manage potentially earthquake-prone buildings.aspx
Building legislationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/building-legislation.aspxBuilding legislationRules and standards laid out in the building act and building code are there for your safety, and the safety of others.aspx
Designations and outline planshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/designations-outline-plans.aspxDesignations and outline plansFind out about designations, outline plans and how they affect you.aspx
Natural hazardshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/natural-hazards.aspxNatural hazardsFind out what natural hazards are and how they affect your what you can do on your property.aspx
Notice of undertaking a permitted activity in a plantation foresthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/notice-permitted-activity-plantation-forest.aspxNotice of undertaking a permitted activity in a plantation forestInformation on the process of submitting a Notice to Undertake a Permitted Activity in a Plantation Forest.aspx

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Get eco design advice for your homehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/sustainability-eco-design/Pages/get-eco-design-advice-for-your-home.aspxGet eco design advice for your homeGet advice on the right materials and strategies to create a warmer, drier and more sustainable home.aspx