Construction Permission

Obtain resource consent (planning) from District Council

Agency: District Council

Under the current Unitary Plan the warehouse operation is considered a compliant activity.

Time and cost: 30 days, NZD 4,675

Obtain geo-technical study / soil test

Agency: Private firms

BuildCo will request a soil test for the structural calculations for the foundation.

For the warehouse, as described in the case study, the standard penetration test is what would most likely be done, which is a simplified procedure for this type of study, since the warehouse is not a very complex project. Soil testing helps to determine the properties of the soil, which can vary from place to place. The soil investigation helps to determine the bearing capacity of the land, which in turn helps to determine the load capability, the type and depth of foundation, in order to make sure to select a suitable construction technique.

Time and cost: 15 days, NZD 3,000

Obtain works over CCTV approval by Watercare Services

Agency: Watercare Services Ltd.

Application for works by Watercare Services can happen at the same time as the application for Resource Consent. Physical connection cannot take place until a Resource Consent is Granted.

Time and cost: 7 days, no charge

Obtain building consent from District Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

By law, a Building consent is required for any new structure. The recent certificate of title and the detailed plans showing the site, the foundations, drainage and bracing must be included.

Fees for issuing a building consent vary, and there will be some government levies included. The Building Act specifies that applications be processed within 20 working days.

The Development and Infrastructure contribution paid to the Auckland City Council does not include any contribution towards water and wastewater. This is done directly by the utility agency.

Time and cost: 30 days, NZD 42,181

Receive foundation inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive structural inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

A detailed inspection of the timber structure of the building is required before the roof cladding and building wraps are installed.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive plumbing inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

An inspection of plumbing works in any part of the building is required.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive cladding inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

An inspection of the building wrap and cavity construction is required before the cladding is installed.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Receive fire protection inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

An inspection of any installation of a fire-related product is required in order to check for compliance with the building consent and the building code.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain water and sewerage connection

Agency: Watercare Services Ltd.

The request for water and wastewater service connections is processed within 10 days after receipt of the application. BuildCo will be provided with a quote to be paid (1 day) and the approval to connect to the services is issued within 2 days.

The water meter is installed by Watercare’s approved contractor within 15 days, as is the connection to the sewerage system.

An Infrastructure growth contribution must be paid for all new building. This fixed rate contribution is paid directly to WaterCare.

Time and cost: 28 days, NZD 13,591

Receive final inspection for a code compliance certificate (CCC)

Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

Within 5 days of the request for a code compliance certificate, there is final inspection is conducted to confirm that the building work covered by the approved building consent has been completed and that it complies with the consent and the building code. The code of compliance certificate itself is delivered within 20 days.

Time and cost: 25 days, no charge