Why we have building and planning rules
Ngā Ture mō te hanga whare
We are responsible for ensuring that all significant building work is safe, durable, sustainable, and poses no health and safety risks to users.
What we are responsible for
Auckland Council are responsible for ensuring all significant building work is safe, durable, sustainable, and poses no danger to the health and well-being of property owners and users.
Where the rules come from
Building and planning rules come from four key sources:
The Resource Management Act (RMA) - requires us to make sure that environmental effects of activities are managed well.
Auckland Unitary Plan - The Auckland Unitary Plan gives our region its planning framework, and outlines what you can do (as a permitted activity) and what you need a resource consent approval for.
Building Act - The Building Act 2004 sets out the rules for the construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of new and existing buildings in New Zealand.
Building Code - The Building Code states how a building must perform in its intended use, rather than describing how the building must be designed and constructed.
|Complaints and building fines||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-fines||Complaints and building fines||Find out how to pay or dispute a building fine.||aspx|
|What is a consent and do I need one?||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/what-is-consent.aspx||What is a consent and do I need one?||Find out what a resource consent and a building consent are, and how to check if you need one.||aspx|
|Pay or dispute a building fine||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/compliance-building-fines/Pages/pay-your-building-fine.aspx||Pay or dispute a building fine||You can pay your building fine online, by post or in person.||aspx|
|Auckland Design Manual||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/auckland-design-manual.aspx||Auckland Design Manual||The Auckland Design Manual provides objective criteria and context for making your design decisions.||aspx|
|Free advice before submitting a consent application||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/free-advice-consent-application.aspx||Free advice before submitting a consent application||Get 15 minutes of free advice to check if your project needs consents or permits.||aspx|
|Pre-application guidance||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/ask-for-guidance/Pages/pre-application-guidance.aspx||Pre-application guidance||Find out what our pre-application guidance includes and what happens after you request it.||aspx|