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Apply for a minor 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.

Minor engineering approval application fee

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Service Deposit
Approval of engineering works (minor) and common access way$1200

How to apply for a minor engineering approval

Only use this online form for minor works, such as:

  • public stormwater and/or wastewater connections within the site
  • renewal of a public stormwater pipe to the same grade and alignment
  • isolated rehabilitation of existing pipe or manhole
  • raising or lowering a public manhole lid.

We only accept online applications for minor enginerring approvals. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.

 

Engineering approval - minor

 

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. 

Our tip

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

  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).

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