The work must commence within 12 months of the consent being issued. Under the Building Act, if the work does not commence within 12 months the consent will automatically lapse. If delays are anticipated please write to Council and request an extension of time which may be granted to prevent the building consent lapsing. Once the consent is lapsed you cannot proceed with the proposed work until you obtain a new building consent.
If a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) application has not been made by the two year anniversary after granting the building consent, the BCA is required to make a decision on whether or not it is possible to issue a CCC. In either case the BCA will try to contact you to remind you of these provisions. If the project has been delayed, you may apply for an extension to this time.