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Building newsletter May 2022

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Inspection requests delayed due to influx of bookings

Please be aware Southland District Council is experiencing an influx of building inspection requests and there is currently a 4-5 day wait. You will be emailed...

Service update

Please be advised: Council will be completing remote inspections from Monday the 14/02/2022 onwards for all inspections EXCEPT Foundations and Pre-Line. If you have any questions...

POOL FENCE, BEST DEFENCE

Keep your kids safe this summer Summer is approaching and pool owners will be thinking about hot summer days spent relaxing in their cool pool. Now’s the time...

Entering sites with vaccine mandates

Southland District Council is committed to enabling work to progress at any site which has a vaccine mandate in place, such as schools, rest homes etc....

Building consent applications - Christmas deadline

If you need a building or resource consent before the Christmas/New Year period, you will need to lodge your application with SDC before Friday, 19 November. Please...

Building industry product substitutions

The building industry is currently experiencing pressure on the supply and accessibility of materials, with an increasing trend in product substitutions. The result is an increase in...

Did you know the definition of good ground has changed?

Please refer to MBIE’s guidance on ensuring new buildings can withstand liquefaction risks.

Covid-19 update

Prime Minister Ardern has announced that Southland will be in Alert Level 2 from 28 February: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/ Per Worksafe & CHASNZ information provided (see links below),...

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Stay cool, keep kids safe around the pool

Pools, spas, hot tubs and paddling pools are all fun but they can also be dangerous, especially if there are little people around. If you’ve got children,...

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Stay cool, keep kids safe around pools

Water and children can lead to a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. If you’ve got a pool, spa, hot tub or temporary/portable pool...

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Stay cool, fence your pool

If you have a pool at home, you’ll need a means of restricting access to it. Fences are the main means of this, and there is plenty...

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Stay cool, register your pool.

If you’ve got a swimming pool, spa, hot tub or temporary/portable pool that can hold water to a depth of 400mm or more, it should be...

Important notice about holiday hours and consent processing times.

Any Building and Resource Consents submitted after Monday 21 December 2020 will not start to be processed until Monday 11 January 2021 due to the Christmas/...