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Fast-track building consents

We have a Fast-Track Consent (FTC) service that takes 5 working days to process low risk building consents. The 5 day processing starts from the day your consent is accepted, if received before 12noon.

  • You must lodge your application with all the required information, documentation and fee to qualify.
  • If your application's incomplete, you'll be advised and your building consent will be put on hold until the requested information has been received.
    The application will then be processed as a normal building consent within 20 working days once the information is received.
    There may be additional fees to pay if the application reverts back to 20 working days to process.

The building work identified as being covered by FTC is non-negotiable.

We endeavour to process all building consents within the timeframe, but the list of FTC are the only work that meets the 5 working day criteria.  FTC applies to work on a residential property only.

  • Fire (Solid Fuel Heater) excluding ZT boxes (ZT-zero-tolerance = low clearance fire box built into a non-masonry enclosure.

Apply on the Solid Fuel Heater form.

  • Minor internal alterations
  • Minor plumbing and drainage work
  • Drain repairs as a result of Council's infiltration tests
  • Enclose an existing porch
  • Re-pitch an existing roof 
    Pergola on an existing deck
  • Solar panels
  • New hot water cylinder
  • Factory manufactured conservatory - in a *reticulated residential zone, but excludes those in a flood/site caution zone.
  • Carport - up to 36m2, open on 3 sides and on flat land in a reticulated residential zone but excludes those in a flood/site caution zone.

*Reticulated means your property must be connected to Council's wastewater network - not a septic tank.

Apply on a Minor Building Work application form.

Proprietary garage - up to 36m2 on flat land in a *reticulated residential zone with no plumbing and drainage, excludes those with a firewall and/or in a flood/site caution zone.

Proprietary garages are those from one of the national chains such as Versatile, Skyline, Ideal, Totalspan, KiwiSpan or any other that meets this criteria. The value of work must be less than $20,000.

*Reticulated means your property must be connected to Council's wastewater network - not a septic tank.

Apply on a building consent application form.