Thursday, 20 February 2020


Online building consent applications are coming

Thames Coromandel District Council’s new online building consent system will be going live on 18 June. They want to make the transition to the new online system as smooth as possible. They will be available for any guidance and assistance anyone may require.

The system will enable building consent applications to be lodged 24/7.

An opportunity to see the system live in action and ask questions will be provided on Wednesday 13 June at 5:00pm in the Mercury Bay Community Boardroom, 10 Monk Street, Whitianga. The presentation is expected to last an hour and nibbles and drinks will be available.

The system enables builders, building agents and home owners to lodge building consents from the comfort of their homes or offices. Plans and specifications can be attached electronically and an application’s progress can be tracked electronically. If further information is required, the applicant will be contacted via email. Then approved consent documents will be distributed by email.

The new system also allows a Code Compliance Certificate to be issued by email once a final inspection has been completed and approved - provided all the documentation, including any additional fees, have been received.

"A small number of businesses have been aiding us prior to the project going live by trialling the system and submitting their consents to ensure that the online process is seamless as possible," says TCDC's Building Unit Manager, Corinne Hamlin.

The benefits of the new system are the use of less paper and faster processing times


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