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Free advice before submitting a consent application

If you're planning a development, subdivision or building that may need a consent or permit, talk to us before submitting your application.

Why you should talk to us

Early discussions with us will help you make informed decisions about your application and avoid unnecessary processing delays.

For simple enquiries, we offer up to 15 minutes of free assistance at our service centres listed in the table below, where you can speak to an expert about your project.

We also offer this service over the telephone or online for those who can't come to one of our offices.

Appointments for free advice

You should know

Free planning advice is currently being offered by phone or online only. Call our planning team on 09 301 0101.

Free development engineer and building consent advice is still being offered in person. You'll still need to book by calling us on 09 301 0101.

How to make an online appointment

See Connect online to a free advice session.

Locations for in-person meetings

More specific enquiries

For more specific enquiries, we offer individually tailored pre-application guidance, where you can discuss your proposal with the relevant staff.

We do charge for the pre-application guidance service. 

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