We offer a service to help navigate the range of approvals required for development projects. If you need approval from the Council, we can help you with a process that coordinates the range of approvals and services delivered right across the Council.

A case managed service

The partnership approvals service provides case management support to a wide range of projects across Christchurch. Our team helps property owners, their specialists and contractors to satisfy requirements for consenting approvals and compliance with less fuss. Even the most competent building professionals enjoy benefits from the efficiency gained by using the service.  

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre being built

Partnership approvals helps developers through the approvals process.

Partnership approvals builds on existing services by providing a case manager to work with all of the various departments in Council for project approvals.  By establishing a close working relationship with your team, the case manager understands your interests and acts as a single point of contact from the initial concept stage through to opening.

While the responsibility remains with the owner/developer to ensure their projects complies with relevant laws or regulations, the case manager works with the project team to ensure they have a good understanding of what is needed and can present quality applications ready for staff to process.

The partnership approvals service can benefit all commercial and multi-unit residential projects and in particular can make it easier for projects:

  • that are complex or innovative in nature
  • with unusual planning, heritage or environmental issues such as contaminated ground
  • include complex staging or continued occupancy during construction
  • where customers have multiple projects to manage
  • are high profile and where it is important that things go smoothly.

Your case manager uses an online system to capture the approvals you need, share information with you and monitor progress.

If you want to know more about partnership approvals or discuss your project with one of our staff call 03 941 8999 or email info@ccc.govt.nz.

Partnership approvals: Winner of the 2017 Society for Local Government Managers award for transforming customer service delivery.