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Building, Resource Consents and District Plan

We're now offering an online service for building consent applications, making it faster and easier to apply. The service is provided by Simpli, an initiative involving more than 20 councils across the country and supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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The District Plan can now be found in electronic format (ePlan) here.

In order to undertake your development, you may need to apply for BOTH a building consent and a resource consent.

Despite having a building consent, you may not be able to build without a resource consent. Obtaining a resource consent doesn’t give you the approval to build. A building consent may be required. Applications must be lodged separately and are considered under different legislation.

On 22 November 2017, the Council publicly notified the Decisions version of the Proposed Plan.

This replaces the Proposed District Plan Notified version. At this time both the Operative District Plan 1999 and the Proposed District Plan Decisions Version 2017 have legal effect.

When determining an application for consent, the Council is required to have regard to objectives and policies and rules in both Plans.

More information can be found via the links below:


Proposed District Plan 

Operative District Plan 1999

Resource Consents

Building Control