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Weekly Updates

What's the Current Situation?

We have slowly begun to catch up on the backlog of consents we received during 22/23 from when we had been unable to meet the 20 day working day statutory timeframe

Average Wait Times

Processing: The current average wait time for a Building Consent is 19 working days from lodgement

Inspections: Inspection wait times are as follows:

  • South of the Ashburton River: 8 working days
  • North of the Ashburton River (including Ashburton Town & Methven): 5 working days

What does this mean for me?

  • Please stay patient and plan ahead
  • Your application could potentially go over the 20 working day processing timeframe
  • Please be assured that we will get to your consent - contacting us to check on the current status of your application takes us away from processing it
  • Alternatively, you can create a user account and log into our online portal via our website to check the status
  • You may need to allow more time than normal to complete your build as the workload flows through to inspections
  • Please be ready for your inspection, if the site is not ready, we will still charge an inspection fee. A reminder that you need to cancel before 3pm the day prior to avoid still being charged

Inspections can be booked online via our portal, this can be found here

Last Updated: 16th May 2024