Apply for a Building Consent
To find out how to apply for building consent at Whakatane District Council, read the Department of Building and Housing's Guide to Applying for a Building Consent - (PDF, 1MB).
Project Information Memorandum (PIM)
You’ll need a Project Information Memorandum (PIM) for all building projects, except for internal alterations and minor building works. Please apply for a PIM before submitting your building consent application - otherwise we will assume your application for a building consent includes this.
To apply for a building consent, you’ll need to complete the appropriate forms. These are listed below in PDF format.
Building Consent Application Form - (PDF, 174Kb)
Building Consent Application Checklist - (PDF, 160Kb)
Once you have filled out your application forms, you can bring them into the Council in person or post them to us at:
Whakatane District Council
Private Bag 1002
New Zealand 3158
If you are applying for a consent that incorporates residential building or renovation check out our page on Restricted Building Work.
Cost of applying for building consent
Building consent fees are charged on an actual and reasonable basis, and are reviewed annually. See Building Consent Fees Guide - (PDF, 1MB)
Improvements to your property may affect the capital value component of your rates.
For example, if you add a new bedroom that adds $10,000 value to the property, your rates would increase by $32 a year ($0.61 a week) at the start of the next rating year (July).
For more information, call Building Control on 07 306 0500 or email a Building Control Officer.