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Below are Council consents, services and fees that you may need to know about as part of your project to build a retaining wall:
If you want to do any work on or affecting Council land, you will need to get permission first.
If you are not sure whether your land joins on to Council land and/or where the boundaries are, you may need to employ a surveyor or property lawyer to find this information.
The table below outlines a range of options available for the use of Council land.
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All building works must comply with the Building Act to make sure that they are built safely and to an appropriate standard.
To find out whether your project will require building consent:
We process building consents within 20 working days.
This time frame may be affected if the application:
Perhaps you want to do work on new or existing kerb crossings or driveways on road land? If so, you will need vehicle access approval.
When applying for this approval, you will need to provide a range of information including gradients, camber, widths and surfacing.
Vehicle Access Application Form (80KB PDF)
For more information or help with the application:
If your application is submitted as part of a building consent, we will assess vehicle access at the same time.
If your application is made separately, we aim to process it within 20 working days.
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