New building consent exemptions have been approved by the Government

Posted: 12 June 2020

A number of new and expanded building consent exemptions are being added to the Building Act, increasing the amount of low-risk building work that can take place without a building consent.

The changes, announced by The Minister on 24 May 2020, are expected to save building owners up to $18 million a year in consenting costs and reduce the number of consents issued by councils by up to 9,000 a year.

Read a full overview of the new exemptions

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