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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Here you will find practical information on getting consents for everyday building projects.
Information shown on each page is intended as guidance only. Additional items may arise during processing.
From 31 August 2020, some building projects will no longer need building consents.
The full summary of the exemptions is available at www.building.govt.nz
Even if a building consent may not be required, always check with your local council to make sure your proposed building work does not have any district planning implications (e.g. maximum site coverage, yard/setback requirements, daylight access planes or permitted activities). A resource consent may be required and it is important that you obtain this before starting any building work.
The Building Act allows councils to exempt some building work from requiring a building consent. Requests for an exemption from building consent are considered on a case-by-case for a wide range of work and projects where the design and construction work is:
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) provides guidance on building work that is automatically exempt under the Building Act.
If you wish to apply for an exemption from building consent, use the form Application for Building Consent and-or PIM for Dwellings and Other Works-NOT Commercial (pdf, 1.3MB).
Please note that the cost of processing an exemption can incur additional charges if we need to seek further information.