The building consent process is designed to ensure all buildings and structures comply with the Building Act 2004. Most types of building work, including the erection of fences over 2 metres in height are likely to require resource consent. There are a number of exemptions listed in Schedule 1 of the Building Act 2004, including marquees that do not exceed 50 square metres in size and platforms that do not exceed 1 metre in height. A building consent and building inspection is required for a marquee over 50 square metres in size.
Again you should act early to find out whether you will need a building consent for your event. Once a building consent application is submitted you should allow up to 20 working days for processing. Inspections of the building work must also be booked in advance.
If you are a non-profit organisation you may qualify for a waiver of fees.