Types of projects

Requirements for specific building projects that you may need to get a building consent for.

Single residential dwelling and accessory buildings

Guidance for gaining building consent if your project includes: a single stand-alone dwelling; an accessory building such as a garage, car port, gazebo or shed; a deck or retaining wall.

Multi-residential, industrial or commercial buildings

Guidance when obtaining a building consent for a commercial, public or multi-residential building.

Residential demolition, removal and relocation

If you need to demolish, remove or relocate a building you may require building or resource consents.

Building on land subject to a natural hazard

Sections 7 and 71-74 of the Building Act 2004 are concerned with building on land subject to a range of natural hazards, like flooding, slippage and erosion.

Staged building consents

The staging of building work can be beneficial for both the owner and the Council.

Temporary business accommodation

If you are building a temporary business accommodation unit you are likely to have to apply for a building consent.

Alternative accommodation

Information about building consent requirements to convert a residential garage or building into a habitable space (sleepout).

Change of use

An owner who intends to change the use of a building must give notice in writing to the Council.

Tiny houses

Information on building codes, zoning and consent issues for tiny houses.