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Consultation Open for Proposed Building Act Fees

03 March 2017

Consultation Open for Council’s Proposed Building Act Fees

Council has reviewed its Building Act fees and is proposing changes to the fees schedule. In summary the proposed changes are:

An average increase of 15.5% is proposed, with a 10% increase in the 2017-18 financial year and approximately a 5% increase in the 2018-19 financial year.

A new fee band for some structures which are designed and inspected by chartered professional engineers.

A change to the fee band for complex projects.

The proposed fees are now open for public consultation. A copy of the Statement of Proposal - Building Act Fees is available below or by visiting Council’s offices or libraries in Blenheim or Picton.

PDF DocumentStatement of Proposal - Building Act Fees (660 Kb)

To make a submission, either complete the online submission form or print and complete and return the downloadable submission form:

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PDF DocumentPrintable submission form

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The deadline for submissions is 5.00 pm on Monday 3 April 2017.

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