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Build Waikato

"The Waikato Building Consent Group, ensuring safer and better built buildings across the Waikato."

The Waikato Building Consent Group

The Waikato Building Consent Group (WBCG) is a collaborative cluster of eight Councils in the Waikato region and is part of the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services Ltd. The vision of the Group is to foster co-operation and consistency in building control functions, processes, and documentation in order to provide excellent and consistent customer service across the Waikato region.

How can we help you? The WBCG provides the application resources you need to assist you in applying for Building Consent with your local Council. These resources include things such as applications forms, applicant checklists and information on the Building Consent process. Build Waikato is our information platform that we share with you…

Tools, Downloads & information

Build Waikato Resources

Here you will find tools available from Build Waikato to assist you in your Building Consent process. Please note that any application related to your Building Consent still needs to go directly to your local Council, Build Waikato is simply a resource library of forms, checklists and useful information for your project.

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Application forms and Checklists

All the Application Forms and Checklists you need to successfully apply for your Building Consent found here!

Note: If your local Council takes online applications, there is no need to download these forms as the forms are available through their online system!


Public Information

Got questions about your project?

  • Do I need a Building Consent?
  • How do I apply for Building Consent?
  • How is my project certified?
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Swimming Pools

Wanting to know if your swimming pool barrier is currently complaint? Use our checklist to find out!

Questioning whether you require a  Building Consent to install a new swimming pool barrier?


IQP and Producer Statement Registers

Wanting to join the IQP or Producer Statement Registers?

Looking for a registered IQP or Producer Statement Author to assist with your project?

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Compliance Schedules and BWOF

Compliance Schedule detail forms and applications to apply for or amend your buildings existing Compliance Schedule


Inspection Checklists

Looking for a copy of the checklist the Inspector will follow at your up-and-coming inspection?

useful information to help you with your project

Got Questions?

The Building Consent process can be a tricky one. Maybe your ready to apply for your Building Consent and have questions about the Process? or you don’t yet know if you require a Building Consent for your project. Click the drop down links below to access information that will guide you through the Building Consent process. 

Not sure if the project you are planning requires a Building Consent? Click this link to MBIE’s Buildit website to find useful information on Building Consent requirements

Click the link here to Schedule 1 of the Building Act to see if your project is exempt from requiring a Building Consent

Ready to apply for your Building Consent but don’t know how? Click on this link to find out how – Apply for a Building Consent 

If your local Council accepts paper or email applications then it is important that you use the correct forms for the Building Consent application process. These forms are called “Prescribed Forms” click this link to access information and the correct forms to download for your application – Application forms and checklists 

If your local Council accepts online applications only then the forms are electronic and are available via their online systems. There is no need to download the prescribed forms. 

The Waikato Building Consent Group Participating Councils

The Waikato Building Consent Group (WBCG) is a collaborative cluster of eight Councils in the Waikato region. The cluster is made up of the following Councils