Pre-application meetings

For commercial projects over $50,000 and/or a change of use, a pre-application meeting will be required a minimum of three weeks before the submission of the building consent.

At this meeting building officers will identify issues such as access, fire, and other areas for which you may need to talk to further Council staff members before you submit the consent.

The pre-application meeting

At the pre-application meeting a building officer will check that you have the necessary information to submit your application.

What you should bring:          

  • Site plans
  • Floor plans
  • Elevations
  • Fire safety report
  • Any other information you think will help us understand the project


Pre-application meetings must be booked at least two working days before they are required. Please refer to the Building consent fees for pre-lodgement fee information.  Please phone 03 546 0200 for an appointment.

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Next step

Submission of commercial building consent application