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Deadline for special licences, building and resource consent applications over summer coming up

12 November 2018

Are you planning to hold an event where you want to sell or supply alcohol between 20 December 2018 and 15 January 2019?

SLAThen here are some things you need to know:

  • We must receive your application(s) by 22 November 2018
  • Special licence applications must be received at least 20 working days* (preferably more) before your event date
  • Late applications won’t be accepted

*Working days don't include public holidays, weekends and the period from 20 December to 15 January inclusive.

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Building and resource consents

ClockIf you submit a resource or building consent from 20 December 2018 it won't be processed until 11 January 2019 due to the Christmas/New Year break.

This is because under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Building Act 2004 the statutory processing clock stops over Christmas and New Year.

The period between 20 December and 11 January is excluded from the 20 working day time-frame.

So if you are thinking about submitting a building or resource consent get in touch with our customer team by calling 07 868 0200 or email to talk over any lodgement criteria and to avoid disappointments.

If you want your Resource or Building Consent to be processed before Christmas (barring any further information requests which stop the processing clock), please submit prior to 22 November 2018.

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