All building consent applications must be emailed to

If you are unable to email your application, please contact the building team on 03 685 9010 to discuss your options.

Please use a file sharing program such as wetransfer when sending files over 10MB.

The Building Act 2004 ushered in new legislation to govern the building industry from 30 November 2004.

The new Building Act aims to improve control of, and encourage better practices in building design and construction. This means:

  1. more clarity on the standards we expect buildings to meet
  2. more guidance on how those standards can be met
  3. more certainty that capable people are undertaking building design, construction and inspection
  4. more scrutiny in the building consent and inspection process
  5. better protection for homeowners through the introduction of mandatory warranties.

The Building Act 2004 repeals the Building Act 1991 and dissolved the Building Industry Authority, which regulated the building industry under the 1991 Act. Administration of the Building Act has shifted to a government department the Department of Building and Housing, which was established on 1 November 2004.

More information about the Building Act 2004 can be found at This site also provides guidance and information about your rights and responsibilities as you build or renovate.

Building Consent User Guide
Building Consent Application Form - July 2019
Building Consent Application Checklist
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Application for Building Consent Exemption
Exempt Building Work Guidance
Application for Certificate For Public Use
BWOF Guidance (Link to MBIE Website)
Application for Code Compliance Certificate
Modification Durability Request Form
Application for Certificate of Acceptance
Design for Snow and Wind (updated Jan 2019)
Introducing the System for Managing Earthquake-Prone Buildings
Advice of Licensed Building Practitioner(s)
Weathertightness Risk Factors - Choosing your Cladding
Drainage Plan
Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016
Earthquake Prone Buildings Advisory
Alternative Solution Form
Complaint Policy
Guidance on Plumbing and Drainage Supervision

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