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Submitting your building consent application gets easier

21 July 2017

Submitting your building consent application just got a whole lot easier

If you are submitting a building consent application to the Waikato District Council you’ll now find it much easier and quicker.

People can now submit their building consent electronically, as well as track its progress online.

Waikato District Council is accepting consent applications that are emailed with a file share link (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive) or applications saved on a USB stick. Previously people had to print out two application copies and physically bring them in to one of our offices. People can still submit paper applications if they wish, but they will only have to supply one copy.

“These changes will reduce printing costs for our customers, saving them money as well as time,” says Building Quality Manager Merv Balloch. “It makes it much easier for people that aren’t near one of our offices or don’t have time to drive and physically bring them in.”

“We’ve also made some other changes with our customers in mind. People will now receive the application number at the beginning of the process which will make it easier if they want to make a payment online. It also means they can track their building consent online.”

These changes will also save time for Council staff. “With a 50% increase in building consent applications over the past 2 years, it’s important that we make the process as efficient as possible,” says Chief Executive Gavin Ion.

Council has created an information brochure that clearly explains how to submit building consent, including file type and size limits. You’ll find this on the website: www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/building.


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