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Building Report and Consent

What is a report and consent?

 As set out in the Building Act 1993 (the Act) and the Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations), a report and consent is the process for consulting with and obtaining the approval of a reporting authority when building work may affect assets, infrastructure or amenity of the community.

Councils are given the power to consent to or refuse certain designs affecting public infrastructure and amenity.

It is the resposibilty of the relevant building surveyor undertaking the building permit assessment to determine if a report and consent is required. A designer, architect or other specialists who use these provisions regularly should be able to provide general advice if your ideas or designs require report & consent.

Report and Consent Applicaton Form (PDF - 196KB)