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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.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
A building consent is required before building a garage unless the detached garage falls under certain exemption criteria.
If the garage falls under any of the below exemptions, you may not need a building consent
If the garage is closer than its own height from either the boundary or a residential building a building consent is required
Before you start building please make sure you meet all the exemption requirements
All exempt work must comply with any other relevant legislation, such as the Building Code, the Resource Management Act 1991, and the Waimakariri District Plan.
Specific information to include in a building consent application for a residential garage:
Note: Using a qualified draughtsperson or architect should lead to reduced processing times and costs.
From February 2013 there was a change to how the foundations are to be designed for Standalone Importance Level 1 Garages if they are to be built in land categorised as TC3 land or land which may be subject to liquefaction.
These foundations are to be designed as TC2 type slabs/foundations with supporting evidence of the ground bearing capacity, i.e. shallow soil investigations are required to show the ultimate bearing capacity is greater than 200 kPA. Alternatively a specific design can be determined by applying the 1/100 year design event loadings at ULS (Ultimate Limit State).
Where these buildings are located in TC2 land, TC1 type foundations can be used (standard NZS3604:2011). This should be reflected in any building consent application lodged with the Council from 25 February 2013. For more information please visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.