Building freed up
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.