Auckland Council

Consent Processing

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Challenge

Align provides professional services to Auckland Council to assist with consent processing across the region. We also provide services to the Premium team for complex land development applications. Reviews range from single dwellings through to large scale 100+ new dwellings and new suburbs.

Approach

We work with several of the council teams to ensure the efficient processing of consents. At the beginning of larger jobs, we attend pre-application meetings in order to provide consistency to applicants. We take a collaborative approach with applicants and Council specialists to ensure quality outcomes that meet both Council and community expectations, and the applicant’s needs.

Outcomes

A large proportion of the consents handled by Align are processed within the statutory timeframes and budgets. Our collaborative approach provides for good relations. Council achieves its statutory requirements when they do not have sufficient in-house capacity.

We provide assistance to Council for overflow processing, to help them meet the high demand of applications received and to meet statutory time frames expected by law.

Liz Stewart Auckland Manager - Planning