Before you can get a building permit for demolition, you may need to apply for consent.
When is Section 29A consent required?
Under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993, report and consent must be obtained from Council if:
- all demolitions finished or permitted within three years of the application add up to more than 50% of the entire building, or
- your proposal includes demolishing any part of the facade of a building.
In some circumstances a planning permit is also required before demolition commences.
How do we decide?
When we receive a Section 29A request, our Planning Services team decide if you need a planning permit as well as demolition consent. If you need a planning permit, our Planning Services team will verify that a planning permit has been issued.
We will approve a Section 29A consent request if:
- we've issued a planning permit for the demolition, or
- you don't need a planning permit to demolish.
We will refuse a Section 29A consent request if:
- you need a planning permit for demolition and no such permit has been issued, or
- the proposed demolition is different from the extent of demolition approved in the planning permit.
We're unable to issue Section 29A consent if:
- we're not the responsible authority for the land
- the Minister for Planning has issued a planning permit
- the permit was issued under the Heritage Act 1995.
How to apply