Building Consent Authority


The Westland District Building Consent Authority controls Council’s functions under the Building Act and relates to building work such as new structures, service connections, fireplaces, and marquees.

Building consents and additional documentation are to be submitted through our online Building Consent Portal called AlphaOne.

PIM/Building Consent general information — for applicant’s information and use only.

Please see the links under ‘Application documentation’ for information relating to your application – relevant forms should be downloaded, completed, and attached your online application. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.

Christmas close down period

Council offices will be closed from 5.00pm Monday 24 December for the holidays, reopening for normal business hours on Thursday 3 January 2019.

A reminder that the processing clock for Building or Resource Consents stops on 20 December 2018, and restarts again on 10 January 2019.

AlphaOne User Guide

The Westland District Council now processes all building consents online via an electronic system called AlphaOne.

Online access to certain Building Consent documents

For any consents processed through AlphaOne, you can now download the documents from our website. Search for the consent you’re after, then click the “Get Consent Documents” button. 


Background information relating to the Building Consent Authority.
Documentation and instructions relating to Building Consents.
FAQ and guides to assist you in the application process.