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Topic # 230644 6-Mar-2018 14:03
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Does anyone have any recent experience of lodging a resource consent in Auckland?

 

I've got a (relatively straightforward) resource consent lodged for building a new domestic garage/workshop. The statutory 20 day limit for processing the application has passed, and a phone call to Auckland council reveals that they haven't even started processing my application yet. They say there is a backlog, and at the moment they can't give me any idea of how long it will take. I can't find any published performance information to indicate how long applications are currently taking.

 

Has anyone out there had a resource consent processed recently to give me an idea of whether we are talking weeks or months?


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  Reply # 1968991 6-Mar-2018 15:29
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  Reply # 1968992 6-Mar-2018 15:32
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Don't you mean building consent? You shouldn't need a resource consent unless it doesn't comply with the district plan.




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  Reply # 1970016 6-Mar-2018 16:33
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This is for resource consent, I haven't got to the building consent stage yet.

 

Resource consent is required because of the distance of the new building to the boundary.


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  Reply # 1970110 6-Mar-2018 19:08
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wellygary:

This says they only got ~60% done in 40 working days in December,  :(


https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/performance-transparency/progress-snapshot/Pages/metric.aspx?metricID=21



From that quote it would seem the following should apply and only take 10 days?

One of the new improvements Consenting Made Easy will offer is the fast-track service. Simple projects such as carports, garages and decks will qualify for the fast turnaround service, which is an online-only offer that can be processed within five to 10 days. This allows for more consents to be processed faster and with fewer delays.

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  Reply # 1970113 6-Mar-2018 19:16
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Rushmere:

 

This is for resource consent, I haven't got to the building consent stage yet.

 

Resource consent is required because of the distance of the new building to the boundary.

 

 

 

 

Ok, it is just the link you gave was for building consent times. I am not sure what the time limit is on resource consents, or if there even is one, but stand to be corrected. From my experience RCs can take a lot longer than building consents, partly because they can be a lot more complex, and whether they need to by notified or not based on potentially affected parties.




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  Reply # 1970114 6-Mar-2018 19:17
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After 20 working days, or about a month in elapsed time, they haven’t even started processing the application. That’s why I’m asking if anyone has applied recently so I can get an idea of actual performance rather than the theoretical target.

Alternatively, if anyone has any information about actual performance for resource consents (not building consents), then that would also be very useful.



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  Reply # 1970115 6-Mar-2018 19:21
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Rushmere:


This is for resource consent, I haven't got to the building consent stage yet.


Resource consent is required because of the distance of the new building to the boundary.



 


Ok, it is just the link you gave was for building consent times. I am not sure if there is a statutory time limit on resource consents, but stand to be corrected. From my experience RCs can take a lot longer, partly because they can be a lot more complex, and whether they need to by notified or not based on potentially affected parties.



I didn’t post that link. There’s a statutory time limit of 20 working days for non-notified resource consents, although I’m already past that time limit. There is also an automatic statutory entitlement to a 1% discount for every day that it’s late (up to a maximum 50% discount), so at least I’ll save some money!

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  Reply # 1970200 6-Mar-2018 21:42
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The council will probably send you a request via snail mail for more information soon. It is a delaying tactic as the processing time clock stops while the letter makes its way through the post, and until you then provide the requested information.

Please keep us updated with your consent progress.







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  Reply # 1970479 7-Mar-2018 11:08
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Aredwood: The council will probably send you a request via snail mail for more information soon. It is a delaying tactic as the processing time clock stops while the letter makes its way through the post, and until you then provide the requested information.

Please keep us updated with your consent progress.

 

 

 

Yes, I'm just waiting for the inevitable information request.

 

However, they've recently moved the application process on-line, so I'm hoping they'll avoid using snail mail in future.


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