Weekly Building Department Update

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Weekly Building Department Update

We work hard to provide a 20 working day turnaround from receiving your application to issuing your building consent. Achieving this depends on the quality and content of the application; if we have to request more information from you, we won’t be able to process your application until you provide that information.

This page is intended to give you a weekly snapshot of the current volume of building consent applications we have, and also how far in advance you’ll need to book an inspection. It is intended as a general guide. To book an inspection or make an enquiry regarding a specific consent, please phone Council on phone: 03 520 7400.

The page will be updated weekly, on a Tuesday, with the exception of any public holiday that falls on a Tuesday.

Page Last Updated

Tuesday 13 November 2018

We have 51 Building Consent applications in the processing hub. The next consent to be pickup for processing is BC181337 (14 days).

There is a 3 day booking time for inspections.

Reminder: The last day to get your consent application in to ensure its processed before Christmas is 23 November 2018. The Building Act statutory working day clock stops midnight 20 December 2018. The clock does not start again until 11 January 2019.

Please note: There is a continuing high demand for inspections, so please book early to avoid delays.

Duty Building Control Officer

The Duty Building Control Officer is available from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm each working day.

What does this information mean?

Building Consent applications on hand

Building consents are issued in numerical order, and are processed in the order in which they are lodged with Council. When we refer to building consent applications "on hand", this is the number of building consent applications that have been lodged with Council and are currently either undergoing services and planning checks in preparation for processing, or are being processed.

That means that if we have 50 applications on hand, and the oldest is BC123456 you can generally assume that:

  • If your building consent is greater than this number, it is still undergoing pre-processing checks or being processed
  • If your building consent application number is less than the number of the oldest application, you can expect to receive your consent soon

There are exceptions to this: for example, if we have to request more information from you, we won’t be able to process your application until you provide that information.

Inspection times

The days between booking and inspection gives you an approximation of how many days in advance you need to book an inspection. Please note these times are a guideline only - if you want an inspection at a specific time of day, or your site is some distance from Blenheim, then you will need to book further ahead.