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Property, rates, and consents

Building consents

The Westland District Council is a Building Consent Authority and is charged with many tasks and responsibilities under the Building Act 2004

Please be aware that due to a continuing surge in Building Consent/PIM applications and because of the current high workload, there will be time delays across a range of our services.

The statutory timeframes for processing and issuing Building Consents within 20 working days will be impacted and we ask for your patience during these busy times.

We are working hard to secure support from external services in order for us to expedite applications.

We have employed new staff currently undergoing training and recruitment for more staff is continuing but due to the fact many other councils are experiencing similar issues, this is proving a challenge.

We ask for your patience during this time and please help us to help you by making sure when you submit applications they are as complete and detailed as possible to avoid further delays with requests for more information.

In response to a request for more information (RFI)

  • Include a list of the changes you have made
  • Include only the relevant pages
  • Mark all changes with a cloud for easy identification
  • Do not book inspections before you are ready

Thank you for your co-operation and please bear with us while we work through these nationwide issues.

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.

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.

Fees and Charges

2022/2023 Building Control fees and charges.