Council to use new standard building forms

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Tararua District Council is one of more than 20 councils around the country that are working together to bring consistency to the building consent process.

The vision of the initiative, called GoShift, is to deliver a consistent and timely consenting experience with the aim of providing a simpler process for building consent applications.

GoShift is a partnership between Central Government (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) and Local Government (local councils) to improve performance, consistency and service delivery across the building consent system. You can find out more about the GoShift initiative by visiting the website.

All of the participating councils will be transitioning their current building consent application forms to a consistent version of application forms that have been developed as part of the GoShift initiative. 

Alongside the new application forms, a comprehensive set of guides have been designed to support you to understand and complete the applications for building work. The guides and application forms are available on the Council website or the GoShift website.

You can also obtain a hard copy of any application or guide by calling in to your nearest Council Service Centre, or call us on the numbers below and request these to be mailed out to you.

Tararua District Council transitioned to the GoShift application forms and guidelines on Monday, 27 March 2017. From this date forward, it is important that you ensure that you are using the GoShift forms for your building consent related applications.

Applications made on the old forms will be accepted up until Monday, 01 May 2017. After this date, Council will no longer accept any applications made on the old forms.

Council is happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the GoShift initiative. You can get in touch with the Council team by phoning 06 374 4080 or 06 376 0110, or email info@tararuadc.govt.nz.



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