Some subdivisions within the Selwyn area have specific covenants associated with how stormwater from driveway areas must be collected and disposed of.

Please ensure your documents clearly indicate whether or not the driveway construction is included in the Building Consent application.

If the driveway siteworks is to be included in the Building Consent you need to provide:

  • Location and extent of driveway (to ensure that roading requirements are met)
  • Drainage details if the driveway is to be formed from an impervious material (to meet the NZ Building Code Section E1 requirements)
  • Finished surface levels (to meet the NZ Building Code Section E2 requirements)
  • Details of access route paving (to meet the NZ Building Code Section D1 and E2 requirements)

If the driveway siteworks is not part of the Building Consent application you need to provide:

  • Location and extent of driveway (to ensure that roading requirements are met)
  • Details of access route (to demonstrate compliance with the NZ Building Code Section D1 and E2 requirements)

Driveways or other siteworks that are not part of the building consent still need to be constructed to comply with the NZ Building Code requirements. It is the responsibility of the owner and contractors carrying out this work to ensure compliance is achieved.