An owner/agent may make a series of building consent applications for stages of the proposed building work. This may be useful where the scope of each part of the work can be clearly defined.

Applications that might be staged are:

  • Large multi-storey buildings
  • multi-unit apartments or development blocks
  • shopping malls
  • site works, foundations and drainage, with the balance of work completed under a separate stage (this might occur where it is desirable to start the project early but where plans and calculations have not been completed for the balance of the work).

Staged consents may also be useful where more than one household unit is being built specifically for sale, and the units are not connected. A household unit being built specifically for sale cannot normally be transferred without a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC). However, the owner or builder can stage the consents so that a CCC can be obtained for each unit.