What's New

Building Inspection timeframes - 7 Sept 2017

Due to staff sickness and leave requirements, building inspections currently need to be booked around five days in advance. We appreciate your patience and expect to resume normal service within a short time.


GoShift - New Online Application Service from 1 July

GoShift is an online application portal used across several councils in central New Zealand, with the aim of providing simplicity, consistency and better customer service.  Online applications can be saved as you go, and submitted when you are ready.  While it is still possible to submit an application without using the online method, we strongly recommend the online option.

For more information, please see apply for building consent or visit the GoShift website.

Ban issued by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - 1 July 2016

The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has declared a ban, under section 26 of the Building Act 2004, on retrofitting or repairing foil insulation.

Read full details on the Building government website.