Public notice

Proposed transfer of building act consent functions for large dams hearing

Monday 28 September 2020

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) concluded public consultation on the proposed transfer of Building Act consent functions for large dams on 7 September 2020.

ORC have been the accredited Building Consent Authority on behalf of Otago, Southland and the West Coast since 2007. Due to the low number of applications received in recent years and the cost of maintaining accreditation, we proposed that we no longer act as the Building Consent Authority and transfer these functions to Environment Canterbury.

A hearing panel will now consider the proposal. The hearing will run from 1 – 1:30pm on Tuesday 29 September 2020. You can view this:
• Live at
• In person at 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin