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Apply for a major engineering approval
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Building and consents information
Service centres will reopen at Alert Level 2 with necessary health and safety measures in place, including physical distancing and use of the
NZ COVID Tracer app.
Building and resource consent applications remain digital only and will only be accepted via the council's website.
To ensure the safety of our staff and customers some of our services remain unavailable at Alert Level 2, including in-person pre-application meetings and drop-in consultations with staff.
Physical inspections and site visits have resumed, but only where appropriate health and safety measures, including social distancing, can be met and are adhered to.
Major engineering approval application fee
Read fee table.
|Approval of engineering works (major) and consent to drainage works - construction of private drains through adjoining premises of works on private land||$2500|
How to apply for a major engineering approval
We only accept online applications for major engineering approval. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.
Ways to pay online for information on all payment options.
Engineering approval - major
If there is no way to provide digital copies of your plans or documents, visit one of our
service centres. Our staff will accept your documents, but it may incur an
additional charge to cover the costs involved with us scanning your documents into our digital consent system.
Call us on 09 301 0101 if you have questions regarding your application.
If you get stuck, consult the online application guide PDF, located towards the end of the
When you need an engineering approval page.
At the end of the process, you may need to pay the maintenance bond.
What happens next
We aim to process engineering plan approvals within 20 working days. Approval takes longer when additional information is required.
We will let you know the decision by email.
Phases in the engineering approval process
- Assessment and approval of proposal
- Construction and inspection
- As-built documentation review and completion, and transferring ownership of an asset (like infrastructure).
|Consider stormwater when building||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/stormwater||Consider stormwater when building||If you are doing any sort of development, one of the factors you need to consider is stormwater. Find out what you need to know about stormwater before you begin.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Development contributions||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/development-contributions||Development contributions||Find out what development contributions are and the types of projects you may need to pay fees for. Use our tool to estimate your contribution fees.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Apply for a minor engineering approval||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvals/Pages/apply-minor-engineering-approval.aspx||Apply for a minor engineering approval||Find out how to apply for a minor engineering approval and download the engineering as-built requirements. ||aspx||Engineering|
|Common access way approval||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvals/Pages/common-access-way-approval.aspx||Common access way approval||Find out what a common access way is, and how to apply. Learn more about how and why we test the common access way.||aspx||Engineering|
|Guidelines for engineering approval applications||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvals/Pages/guidelines-engineering-approval.aspx||Guidelines for engineering approval applications||Read what you need to apply for an engineering approval and the naming standards to use if you apply online.||aspx||Engineering|
|When you need an engineering approval||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/engineering-approvals/Pages/when-need-engineering-approval.aspx||When you need an engineering approval||Find out what type of work might need an engineering approval and how can our development engineers help. ||aspx||Engineering|