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Apply for a major engineering approval

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Major engineering approval application fee

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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

​How to apply for a major engineering approval

 By post

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

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

​Bring your completed application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres, and pay by:
  • cash
  • cheque
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard or Visa.

​What happens next

We process the engineering plan approvals within 20 working days unless additional information is required.

We will let you know the decision by email and post.

Phases in the engineering approval process

  1. Assessment and approval of proposal
  2. Construction and inspection
  3. As-built documentation review and completion, and transferring ownership of an asset (like infrastructure).

Our tip

At the end of the process, you may need to pay the maintenance bond.