Building Consents

The Council's Building Unit is responsible for administering the Building Act and checking that your plans and specifications comply with the New Zealand Building Code.  The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ( is the Ministry responsible for the Act.

Contact the building team: 


Applying for consents / certificates


Check the status of your consent

Application forms


Check building consent and download approved consent documents


Consent process


Frequently asked questions and public information

How long will the consent take to be processed?             
How much will it cost?
Amendments to building projects
The steps in the process of a building project 



Other forms and documents

FAQ's and public information

Solid or liquid fuel burners


Restricted building work

Information regarding burners



Information on Restricted building work and Owner/Builder and DIY Projects