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All building consents are lodged online via an electronic consenting system called AlphaOne.
Please see the links below for information relating to your application – relevant forms should be downloaded, completed, and attached to your online application. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, or visit our FAQs section for additional information.
A Building Consent is required for all new dwellings, alterations to existing buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, garages, sheds and other accessory buildings (farms sheds are included in Commercial/Industrial Building Consent Application). If you have any doubt as to whether a refurbishment or maintenance job requires a Building Consent, please contact the Council staff.
The Westland District Council now processes all building consents online via an electronic system called AlphaOne.
A Building Consent is required for the installation of all on-site wastewater disposal systems. All applications require this form to be completed by a plumber/drainlayer/engineer for inclusion with the building consent application.
Residential and small to medium sized apartment buildings are classed as Restricted Building Work and must be designed and constructed by Licensed Building Practitioners. LBP’s include Designers/Carpenters/Roofers/External Plasterers/Brick and Blocklayers/Foundation Specialists/Professional Engineers/Architects/Plumbers and Gasfitters.
The following forms are required to be completed by the Licensed Building Practitioners:
Residential and small to medium sized apartment buildings are classed as Restricted Building Work and must be designed and constructed by Licensed Building Practitioners.
LBP’s include Designers/Carpenters/Roofers/External Plasterers/Brick and Blocklayers/Foundation Specialists/Professional Engineers/Architects/Plumbers and Gasfitters.
The form is required to be completed for a request for waiver or modification in respect of Compliance with Building Code Clause B2 Durability on a Code Compliance Certificate. This form must be completed by the owner or agent.
Where a premises has an existing Compliance Schedule and a change needs to be made to the Schedule because of building work undertaken or changes to the way the building is used, it is likely that a change could be required to the Compliance Schedule.
Where work has been undertaken without a Building Consent having been uplifted and certification is required as to the apparent standard of the work, application can be made for a Certificate of Acceptance. It is likely that a Certificate of Acceptance would be associated with other legal proceedings relating to the unlawful building work. It may be necessary for you take legal advice. These applications should be submitted through the AlphaOne online portal.
All applications MUST be accompanied with detailed plans, including site plan, floor plan, elevations, cross sections etc and supporting information including, bracing details, engineer details (if any), ground bearing report, specifications, truss certificates and any other information to support your application. If these details are not provided your application may be rejected.
Often a building that is to be used by the public will only be partially completed before being opened. A Code Compliance Certificate can not be issued until all the building work has been issued and so the Building Act requires a Certificate of Public Use to be issued for either the whole premises or part of the premises while waiting for the building work to be completed to be issued a Code Compliance Certificate. You can only apply for a Certificate of Public Use for work being undertaken with a Building Consent.
To allow unfinished work of any Building Consent to continue beyond two years from the date that consent was granted, an application for an extension of time must be applied for. If no application is made then consent will expire and the Code Compliance Certificate will not be issued.
On the 1st January 2017 the following legislation came into effect. The Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 replaced the Fencing and Swimming Pools Act 1987.
Key changes include: