Apartment buildings not yet covered by Auckland Council's fast-track consenting

Wed, 27 May 2015

By Paul McBeth May 28 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland Council efforts to widen the range of properties eligible for a new fast-track resource consent processes haven't yet extended to building apartments, even though the Reserve Bank sees high-rises as key to easing the housing shortage in New Zealand's biggest city. To reduce red-tape, the city's building control department has introduced risk-based consenting for minor building work, terraced-housing built to standardised plans, and launched a scheme allowing consents from accredited firms fo...

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