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Apply for an engineering approval (Local Government Act sections 460 and 181)

E tono ohiatanga mahi hanga pūkaha (Ture Kāwanatanga ā-Rohe Wāhanga 460 me te 181)

How to apply for an engineering approval (Local Government Act sections 460 and 181)

 By post

​Download and complete the application form.

Send your application form, supporting documents and cheque payment to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

​Download and complete the application form.

Bring your application form and supporting documents to a service centre (nearest to the address of your project), and pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa (a convenience fee of 1.75 per cent of your payment amount applies).

​Application fees for engineering approval (Local Government Act sections 460 and 181)

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Approval of engineering works (major) and consent to drainage works - construction of private drains through adjoining premises of works on private land$1500
Approval of engineering works (minor) and common access way$600

​What happens next

Our development engineers will:

  • receive design proposals and all historical communications between you and the affected landowners     
  • investigate and prepare a report (if the findings are in support of the application)
  • present the report to our committee for consideration.

We will invite all affected parties to a meeting to present our findings and decisions and hear concerns .

Our tip

Procedures and appeal rights are set out in the Local Government Act, and must be followed. If you are not happy with our decision, you can appeal to the district court.