LGOIMA Request Details

Date Received:20/04/2022
Date Responded:26/04/2022
Requester Name:Robert Thomas
Organisation:FirstBuild
Requested Information:

​Dear Territorial Authority,  

Can you please provide me the following OIA request.  

For the financial year ending 2020/21: 

1) How many building consents applications did you receive?  

2) How many building consents did you issue? 

3) What was the average building consent timeframes (in days) from the day of application to when consents were issued? 

4) How many building consents were issued within the 20 working day timeframe?  

5) How many building consents where not issued within the 20 working day timeframe?  

6) What were your shortest and longest consent times? 

For the financial year ending 2019/20: 

7) How many building consents applications did you receive?  

8) How many building consents did you issue? 

9) What was the average building consent timeframes (in days) from the day of application to when consent was issued? 

10) How many building consents were issued within the 20 working day timeframe?  

11) How many building consents where not issued within the 20 working day timeframe? 

12) What were your shortest and longest consent times? 

General questions: 

13) How many people do you have employed that process building consent applications?  

14) What is the 100% salary pay band for an officer that processes building consents at your council?  

15) Thinking about you building consent process, how many assessment checks are required?  

16) Thinking about you building consent process, how many assessment checks do not require a human to assess this because it is automated?  

17) Can you submit building consent drawings via your website?  

18) Does your Council gather formal feedback from building consent applicants through a survey? if so, please send a copy of the results. 

19) In the financial period 2020/21, what was the economic value of the construction industry in your territorial authority?  

Thank you in advance for providing the above information.  

Regards 

Robert Thomas 

Response:

For the financial year ending 2020/21:

1) How many building consents applications did you receive?   747

2) How many building consents did you issue?  653

3) What was the average building consent timeframes (in days) from the day of application to when consents were issued? 13 working days

4) How many building consents were issued within the 20 working day timeframe?   710

5) How many building consents where not issued within the 20 working day timeframe?   37

6) What were your shortest and longest consent times?  1 and 44 working days

For the financial year ending 2019/20:

7) How many building consents applications did you receive? 662

8) How many building consents did you issue?  647

9) What was the average building consent timeframes (in days) from the day of application to when consent was issued? 13 working days

10) How many building consents were issued within the 20 working day timeframe?   609

11) How many building consents where not issued within the 20 working day timeframe?   38

12) What were your shortest and longest consent times?  1 and 102 working days

General questions:

13) How many people do you have employed that process building consent applications? 

The service is delivered via a contractual arrangement with the Palmerston North City Council.  There are 4 processing officers, 2 processing and inspection officers and 3 inspection officers.

14) What is the 100% salary pay band for an officer that processes building consents at your council? 

MDC cannot comment as we do not directly employ the staff.

15) Thinking about you building consent process, how many assessment checks are required? 

Building technical, engineering review (if required), plumbing and drainage, planning, Infrastructure, Health (if required) and FENZ (if required).

16) Thinking about you building consent process, how many assessment checks do not require a human to assess this because it is automated?   None

17) Can you submit building consent drawings via your website? Our website provides a link to an on line application portal.

18) Does your Council gather formal feedback from building consent applicants through a survey? if so, please send a copy of the results.   No

19) In the financial period 2020/21, what was the economic value of the construction industry in your territorial authority?   $88,078,055


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