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A beginner's guide to resource and building consent processes under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Building Act 2004

Publication date:  June 2008
Publication reference number:  No number

This booklet is for members of the public who are considering a building activity which may require both a building consent and resource consent. It outlines the requirements of, and relationship between, the Resource Management Act and the Building Act.


This publication has not been updated to reflect changes made to the Resource Management Act 1991 as a result of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2013, the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Amendment Act 2013, and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Act 2013. If you are uncertain about issues raised in this publication then direct reference should be made to the relevant legislation and further expert advice sought if necessary. The Ministry for the Environment will not be held responsible for any action arising out of the use of this publication.

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