Do's and don'ts
Do talk to us about your project. We need to make sure that you are providing all of the information we need up front with a building consent application, including clear accurate drawings and specifications. This will ensure faster, more efficient processing of your applications.
Don't take the risk of building without first getting a building consent. That is illegal and forces us to take enforcement action. If you are undertaking any building, project or activity that may require consent or licence from Council under legislation or any bylaw, please check with us prior to beginning. The cost of obtaining a consent or licence prior to beginning your activity is often far less expensive than the cost you will pay if Council has to undertake corrective action to obtain compliance.
Don't proceed to the next stage of work without completing any remedial work advised by an inspector or you could be liable for enforcement action.
Don't skip inspections. This can be a costly oversight. Missed inspections or work covered up prematurely could mean that you will have to undo work before we can issue a Code Compliance Certificate for the completed construction.