Engineering approval (Local Government Act sections 460 and 181)
Ohiatanga mahi hanga pūkaha (Ture Kāwanatanga ā-Rohe Wāhanga 460 me te 181)
When you should apply for the Local Government Act approval
If you want to construct drainage over neighbouring properties but your neighbours refuse to grant you access approval, you can apply for a consent under the Local Government Act.
You should use this application only after all of your efforts to reach an agreement with your neighbours have failed.
What you can do
Private negotiations are the most appropriate and effective means of resolution.
If you and your neighbours come to an agreement, you can notify us that the affected land owners have granted you the permission to lay and connect drainage as requested.
Download, complete and bring the neighbours' consent form to a service centre
. Choose the one nearest to the address of your project.
Download, complete and send the neighbours' consent form to:
Private Bag 92300
Find out more Contact us
and ask to speak to the duty engineer in your area.