Waipā building consents still increasing
Latest data reveals that Council continues to process high numbers of building consent applications.
Group manager district growth and regulatory services, Wayne Allan, said 535 building consents - an average of 178 per month - were submitted during July - September with a total value of $263,410,000. This represents growth of an additional 112 consents compared to the same period in the 2021/2022 financial year.
The number of code of compliance certificates issued has also grown, with 350 issued in the July - September quarter compared to 290 in the same period last year.
Formal applications, pre-application meetings and enquiries remain at high levels. The scope of the work for new applications is a mix of commercial and residential, Allan said, with most new dwellings planned for Cambridge or Leamington.
Significant commercial consents issued during the July – September quarter included:
- An automotive head office at Hamilton Airport comprising of a warehouse, offices and a specialised training facility.
- A mini-retirement village in Cambridge with 13 units.
- Construction of a new education block at Cambridge high school.
- A commercial trade store with office space and a warehouse in Te Awamutu.
- Block of five two-storey residential units in Leamington.
- New warehouse with internal office and drive-through in Hannon Road Cambridge.