Weekly building services updates

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Weekly building services updates

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

Page Last Updated:

Tuesday 20th April, 2021

Building Consent Processing: There are 64 building consent applications in the processing hub that have not yet been allocated.

The next application to be allocated is BC210272 (on day 19).

Certificate of Acceptance (COA) Processing: There is 1 allocated COA application in the processing hub.

Inspections: At present you need to book inspections a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) ahead of the time required.

This information 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 Ph: 03 520 7400.

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.