Programme criteria and expectations
Partners need to commit to the partnership by meeting our partner criteria and programme expectations.
In return, we’ll also make a commitment to our partners to help ensure the success of the programme.
We’ve outlined these below.
Partner criteria and expectations
You will need to:
You will commit to:
Consent application expectations
|Submit complete and project specific applications||✔||✔|
|Check your applications fully meet all district plan requirements (ie no resource consent approvals needed and after s224 is issued)||✔||✔|
|Provide all applications via our online consenting system||✔||✔|
|Apply for a BC only consent||✔||✔|
|Add PPP in the description of your application to allow easy identification of the application you want to fast track|
eg PPP – New detached dwelling with 3 bedrooms and attached garage
|Compile all documents as PDFs in the set document submission order||✔||✔|
|Load all documents to the correct file locations in our online consenting system||✔||✔|
|Submit applications only once all relevant information is included (the intent is to have no RFIs)||✔||✔|
|Ensure any fire appliances fully comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emissions Standards||✔||✔|
|Fully complete the LBP Design Memorandum specific to the project||✔||✔|
|Provide all LBP details before works start on site||n/a||✔|
|Ensure all records of work are provided as part of the code compliance certificate application||n/a||✔|
Applications that don’t meet the criteria
Where applications don’t meet the above consent application expectations
- they will be returned for you to correct and resubmit as a new application, and
- will incur additional cost.
We understand that not all resource consent issues may be known before our planning team do their Resource Management Act check.
If your application has outstanding resource consent issues your options are:
- For a minor resource consent issues (eg driveway crossing location, fencing locations)
- submit your application as a PPP application, and
- your building consent will be issued with a section 37 attachment.
- For more technical resource consent issues
- put the building consent application through the as a standard application to be processed as a normal building consent, or
- wait with submitting your application until the resource consent issues have been resolved and then submit as a PPP application.
- Identify qualifying consents via PPP added in the notes field at application and cross reference our register of partners
- Check at loading and vetting that the legal allotment aligns with councils’ files and rate records
- Allocate qualifying building consents to experienced processors
- Use prepopulated entries to most of the checklist at vetting and processing to:
- reduce time and effort put into processing your application
- ensure appropriate inspection prompts are created
- Make a decision to grant by focussing our review of your documentation on:
- site specific constraints including site loadings (wind, snow, earthquake) and site fill, and
- suitability of foundation design, and
- identification and review of high risk cladding junctions, high span structural elements or specific engineered design (SED) elements
- Stamp your documentation in the expected order you provided at submission
- Audit a sample of your PPP applications every 6 months at a minimum to:
- Check you continue to meet the programme criteria and expectations
- Your applications meet the PPP criteria
- Provide you with feedback and guidance to make the partnership effective.
- Follow our process outlined above to help fast track building consents that meet the partnership programme criteria
- Keep invoicing, inspection and certification unchanged
- Manage our risks through routine quality audits of partners and monitoring the frequency of auditing
- Provide ongoing open communications and feedback to partners
- Aim for continuous improvement by:
- continuing to look for smarter innovate ways of doing things
- welcoming any improvement suggestions or ideas from our partners
- communicating any new developments or changes to programme partners
- working with our industry partners to test new idea where needed.