Support for Businesses

Free Case Management Service for Businesses

We want to make it easy as possible for you to get your business underway. The Council offers a free case management service for both new businesses, and existing businesses that are expanding or changing in nature. Our service provides a main point of contact for all of your dealings with Council and helps to streamline your project requirements.

Setting up a new business and getting it off the ground can be both exciting and challenging. There are a range of rules and regulations you will need to navigate through before you can open your doors to customers and keep them open. At some point, it’s likely you’ll need some assistance from Council to help your business get started.

By contacting us early in the planning process, we can help you prevent delays and frustrations down the track.

The service:

  • Tells you about all the consents and licences you may need
  • Tells you how long your applications/approvals process may take
  • Tells you the best order to apply for everything
  • Provides internal coordination for your project’s regulatory requirements

To register your interest in this service or to find out more information:

Phone 0800 965 468, email or ask about it at the Council’s Service Centre on High Street, in Rangiora.

To learn more about the Council processes you may need to undertake, download the following brochures:

Taking Care of Business

Starting a new business? Check out this essential guide to the Council process involved

Quarterly Business Development Reports

We have pulled together a set of data to help you understand the district and identify any business opportunities that may be available.

  • District profile: Key statistical information about the Waimakariri District and its people including employment and business type data.
  • Building Consents: Number of new dwelling and commercial building consents issued.
  • Retail Spend: An update on the spending behaviour patterns of consumers.
  • Property Economics: Retail trends and activity monitoring data.
  • Land Availability: Land and commercial building availability.

Reports are available on the Plans, Reports & Strategies page.

Last reviewed date: 22 Nov 2023