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Request pre-application guidance

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We offer individually tailored pre-application guidance for projects that need a resource consent, a building consent, or both.

You should know

Our offices will be closed from 12pm(noon) on Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020. We will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.
 
We will not be holding pre-application meetings between Monday 23 December 2019 and Friday 17 January 2020.
 
All pre-applications requests received after 6 December 2019 will be actioned from 20 January 2020.

​What you need to request pre-application guidance

As well as the completed request for pre-application guidance form, provide any:

  • conceptual plans
  • drawings
  • photos
  • draft assessments of environmental effects
  • other relevant information you have.

To ensure you get the maximum benefit from your pre-application guidance, and so we can prepare appropriately, it is important that you:

  • let us know, in advance, about the topics or issues you would like to discuss
  • provide us with as much detailed information as possible, even if your ideas are only conceptual.

Depending on information you give us, we may ask for input from other specialists, relevant to the project (urban designers or traffic engineers).

How to request pre-application guidance

 Online

 By post

Send the completed Request for pre-application guidance form to:

Auckland Council
Pre-application meeting
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 By email

Request building consent pre-application guidance

Email the completed Request for pre-application guidance form to acebuildhelpdesk@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Request resource consent pre-application guidance

Email the completed Request for pre-application guidance form to your local resource consents team (unlike building consents, resource consent rules vary according to area):

​What happens next

A planner or building processor will contact you within five working days to discuss your request.

It's important that we have a clear understanding of your project, so we can involve the right specialists.

We will co-ordinate the input from the various specialists and send you the required guidance in writing.

If you feel there are issues that require further discussion in person, we can arrange to meet with you.

Follow up on your request

If it has been more than five working days since you applied, contact us on 09 301 0101.

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