All building work must be carried out in accordance with the Building Act and Gisborne District Council's District Plan.
Note : There are some changes to the Building Act that may affect your building work. The changes apply to most residential building work or renovations.
You can talk to our duty planner, or your own planning adviser, about your building project to make sure it will met the requirements of the District Plan. It's best to do this before you apply for a building consent, to avoid any expensive changes to plans.
You need a building consent for building work as defined in the Building Act 2004 this may include:
The following building work also requires a building consent.
Work must be under the value of $19,000 and be one of the following:
Any other minor work may only be accepted under a minor building consent at the discretion of the construction controller or the manager of environment and policy.