Build­ing freed up

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A build­ing con­sent is no longer needed for some mi­nor home build­ing projects.

Changes to the Build­ing Act that came into force from last week al­lows lowrisk and mi­nor work to be done without con­sent.

Work must still com­ply with the Build­ing Code.

New ex­emp­tions in­clude walls or fences less than two me­tres high and decks less than one me­tre off the ground.

Tem­po­rary tents or mar­quees and tem­po­rary stor­age stacks are also ex­empt.

Auck­land City Coun­cil of­fi­cers can pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion, says city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee chair­man Aaron Bhat­na­gar.

“If you are con­sid­er­ing do­ing any build­ing work around your home, it is im­por­tant that you con­tact the coun­cil be­fore you be­gin.”

For more de­tails phone 379-2020.

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