Please note: A number of QLDC’s online services will be offline tonight (Friday 23 October) at 9.00pm for an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, due to an update to our internet connection.

Services affected by the outage include eDocs, Infringement Waivers and our GIS mapping systems.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

FAQs

Below are answers to some of our frequently asked questions. If there is something you'd like to know that isn't listed here or on the rest of our website, please get in touch.

  • There's a lot of building and maintenance work that can be carried out without building consent. Ultimately owners must make the final call on whether a building consent is needed as they best understand the scope of their work. You may want to have this recorded on your property file, so if you do, please complete an exemption form and send to us.

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  • This is likely due to the fact that building work needs to comply with the Building Code and also the issued Building Consent Plans and Specifications.

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  • Yes, if your swimming pool is over 5m2 and not defined as a 'small heated pool'. You also need to notify QLDC so we can inspect your pool barrier and ensure it meets requirements. If your pool is an above ground small (-5sqm) heated pool (Spa pool), you can use a lockable lid as a “barrier” to prevent entry when not in use.

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  • Everything you need to know is listed in the Fire section of our Building consents page.

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  • We don't provide maps for the wind zones. This is site specific and requires knowledge of the site and the surrounding areas. NZS3604 section 5 provides a simple method of working it out, or alternatively BRANZ provide maps which are a useful online tool.

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  • All public buildings, and most buildings where people are employed, are required to provide access and facilities to enable all of the population to use the building. This is directly related to one the purposes of the Building Act: “buildings have attributes that contribute appropriately to the health, physical independence and well-being of the people who use them”.

    Please refer to Section 118 of the Building Act - particularly Schedule 2 which lists the building types that this applies to. A common area where RFIs are raised is section (z) other buildings, premises, or facilities to which the public are to be admitted, whether for free or on payment of a charge. To achieve compliance you may choose to use the acceptable solutions, cited standard NZS 4121:2001 or alternative solutions.

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