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I want to run an Event
Each year there are a number of events held throughout Queenstown Lakes District. A lot of these events involve Lakes Environmental services, as you may need to apply for a range of consents or licences.
Depending on what your event includes e.g. Sale of food or liquor, you may also need a licence.
Please contact us if you have any further queries or would like to make an appointment to see speak to an officer.
I want to build a house
Lakes Environmental administers the Building Consent process for the Queenstown Lakes District. All Building Consents must be lodged through Lakes Environmental for alterations to existing dwellings, construction of new buildings and any demolitions.
The Building Act that was introduced in November 2004 sets standards and procedures for people involved in building work to ensure buildings are built right first time. It covers how work can be done, who can do it, and when it needs to be inspected.
Changes to building consents and inspections came into force on 31 March 2005. If you have a consent issued prior to this date then most of the conditions of the Act in force at the time of issue, apply.
Please see the check list attached if you are considering lodging an application with us, download CS_4.1_Instructions_BC_Application_Checklist.pdf (PDF, 17KB).
Depending where you are building you may also need to apply for a Resource Consent.
View related application forms or brochures.
Please contact us if you have any further queries or would like to make an appointment to see a building officer.
I want to start a business
If you are wanting to start a business within the Queenstown Lakes District you may need to contact us.
Depending what the business is and where it is proposed to be located you may need to apply for a resource consent and/or a permit. In some parts of the district the business itself may not need a resource consent but you may require a resource consent or a permit for things such as signage. If you intend to serve food or liquor you will require a food permit and a liquor licence.
If you have identified that you do need a resource consent you will need to fill in an application. Our guide to the resource consent process may prove helpful. You might in addition wish to use this link to the Ministry for the Environment website for a more generic guide.
You may also need to talk to other parties before you start the consent process. Our enquiries staff can discuss that with you.
Please contact us if you have any further queries or would like to .