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Council will process consents over Christmas – New Year

15 October 2013

Council will process consents over Christmas – New Year

Christchurch City Council will continue to process consents over the Christmas – New Year period.

Crown Manager Doug Martin says that this is in response to the huge demand for building consents.

“This is another part of our current package to help stabilise demand for building consents. It is a practical step that the current rebuild environment requires. There will be a processing team on board except for statutory holidays and reflects the commitment to get the job done.

“I would encourage any customers submitting an application during this period to be aware that we are looking for quality building consent applications – we will not be accepting incomplete or technically inaccurate applications. Staff time is spent most effectively on processing building consent applications which make the grade.”

It is standard practice from Building Consent Authorities across New Zealand to stop processing building consent applications for a period over the Christmas – New Year period. The decision means that at least another 11 processing days are added to the Council’s building consent processing calendar compared to previous years.

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