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Building and Planning

 

Masterton District Council’s Building and Planning team plans and manages the development of the natural and built environment in the District in a sustainable manner. The team endeavours to ensure that the quality and quantity of the District’s resources are maintained and enhanced.

The Wairarapa Combined District Plan provides the framework for promoting sustainable management at the local level. It consists of maps, objectives, policies and rules which set out the activities permitted in the district. It also determines when resource consents and subdivision consents are required, and under which conditions these can be approved.

The District Plan was developed in consultation with the community and aims to minimise the harmful effects that activities may have on the surrounding area and on the environment.

Wairarapa Combined District Plan

Our Wairarapa Combined District Map viewer provides information that relates directly to our District Plan. On here you can find aerial photos, property boundaries, flood plains, fault lines, heritage properties and more. This is a great place to start if you are looking to undertake any work on your property, or if you are looking to purchase a new property.

All forms and applications are available to download below in either PDF or DOC format.

Download a full set of fees and charges (PDF, 256KB).

Our Team

 

Building Development Facilitator, Technical Lead:

Dean Southey

Building Development Facilitators:

Lori Marevich
Brett Tickner
Charlie Bargh

Building Development Facilitator, Plumbing & Drainage:

Alastair McDonald

Building Warrant of Fitness & Compliance Officer:

Jill Swanson

Building Development Support Officers:

Linda Fairbrother
Kelly Saint

 

Manager Building and Planning:

Susan Southey

Senior Resource Planner:

Lucy McWilliam

 

Building Consents 


If you’re planning a new building or an alterations project, you may need a building consent.

Resource Consents


The Council ensures that development of the District is within the Resource Management Act 1991 and the policies of the District Plan through regulatory consents.

Land Information Memorandum (LIM) 


A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a comprehensive report containing everything the Council knows about a particular property or section.

Project Information Memorandum (PIM) 


A PIM provides information about land and the requirements of other Acts that might be relevant to proposed building work. We will issue a PIM following an application by the owner.

Certificate of Acceptance (CoA)


If building works have been undertaken without first obtaining a building consent, you can apply for a Certificate of Acceptance (CoA).

Relocating


Before you relocate a building, we need to inspect it to determine if it’s fit for moving.

Building a Fence 


If you’re planning to build a fence around a property or swimming pool in the Masterton District, there are a few things you need to know first.

Woodburners


Before installing a new or replacement woodburner, it is important to obtain a Building Consent first.

Forms and Applications

 

Form 120 Fee Schedule 2016/17 (PDF, 256KB)

Application for Certificate of Acceptance (PDF, 169KB)

Application for Certificate of Acceptance (DOC, 759KB)

Application Advice of LBP (PDF, 26KB)

Application Advice of LBP (DOC, 306KB)

Application Commercial & Complex Residential (PDF, 380KB)

Application Commercial & Complex Residential (DOC, 121KB)

Application Residential (PDF, 222KB)

Application Residential (DOC, 215KB)

Application for Minor Works, Heaters, Swimming Pools & Minor Plumbing or Drainage (PDF, 96KB)

Application for Minor Works, Heaters, Swimming Pools & Minor Plumbing or Drainage (DOC, 81KB)

Application for Amendment to a Compliance Schedule (PDF, 100KB)

Application for Amendment to a Compliance Schedule (DOC, 351KB)

Application for Amendment to a Building Consent (PDF, 59KB)

Application for Amendment to a Building Consent (DOC, 179KB)

Application for Certificate of Public Use (PDF, 29KB)

Application for Certificate of Public Use (DOC, 302KB)

Application for a Waiver or Modification to the Building Code (PDF, 27KB)

Application for a Waiver or Modification to the Building Code (DOC, 297KB)

Notification of Change of Use Application (PDF, 44KB)

Notification of Change of Use Application (DOC, 73KB)

Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy (PDF, 95KB)

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings (PDF, 80KB)

Application for Resource Consent – Form 9 (PDF, 503KB)

Affected Persons Consent Form (PDF, 346KB)

Submission on a Publicly Notified Application – Form 13 (PDF, 494KB)

Bonds – Subdivision (PDF, 18KB)

Bonds – Relocated Dwelling (PDF, 18KB)

Process for relocatable dwellinghouse or buildings (PDF, 14KB)

Information for Potentially Affected Persons – Relocation of a Dwellinghouse or Building (PDF, 226KB)