Apply for an amendment or variation

You can make changes to your approved plans during construction.

There are two types of variations - minor and major (usually called an amendment).

Online

Only use this process if your building consent was issued after 1 September 2021 and you applied via the AlphaOne portal.

Step 1.Login to AlphaOne

Using your registration details, log into the AlphaOne portal and select “Apply for an Amendment” option. 

Log into AlphaOne

Step 2.Complete the application form

Complete the application in AlphaOne and upload amended plans and specifications that support the change.

If you are not ready to submit, you can save your application and complete at a later stage.

Step 3.Cost

There will be a charge for processing the amendment. The deposit fee will be calculated when the application is submitted.

Payment is required before the application is processed. As with other applications, further fees may be charged after assessment.  

An invoice will be emailed to you.  You can either pay online, in person or call us with your details.  We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via our Contact Centre.

Online: Pay an application fee or invoice

Phone: 09 430 4200

Step 4.Assessment

Assessment of an amendment follows a similar path to that of a building consent, to ensure compliance with the regulations and the District Plan.

If the impact is more than significant and cannot be considered as an amendment, you will be notified, and may need a new application for consent.

Step 5.Processing time

The 20-working day period applies to assessing amendments and may be suspended if further information is required.

Step 6.Issuing an amendment

On completion of processing the amendment, new documentation will be issued to support the change.

By email

Only use this process if your building consent was issued before 1 September 2021 or have not used the AlphaOne portal.

Step 1.Complete the application

Download and save a copy of the form to your computer and fill it in.  Please ensure you save it once it is filled in.

Apply for an amendment(PDF, 106KB)

Gather the amended plans and specifications that support the change.

Step 2.Email to us

Email your application and supporting documents to:

Email:  mailroom@wdc.govt.nz

Step 3.Cost

There will be a charge for processing the amendment. The deposit fee will be calculated when the application is submitted.

Payment is required before the application is processed. As with other applications, further fees may be charged after assessment.  

An invoice will be emailed to you.  You can either pay online, in person or call us with your details.  We accept Visa and Mastercard payments via our Contact Centre.

Online:  Pay an application fee or invoice

Phone:  09 430 4200

Step 4.Assessment

Assessment of an amendment follows a similar path to that of a building consent, to ensure compliance with the regulations and the District Plan.

If the impact is more than significant and cannot be considered as an amendment, you will be notified, and may need a new application for consent.

Step 5.Processing time 

The 20-working day period applies to assessing amendments and may be suspended if further information is required.

Step 6.Issuing an amendment

On completion of processing the amendment, new documentation will be issued to support the change.

In-person

Only use this process if your building consent was issued before 1 September 2021 or have not used the AlphaOne portal.

Step 1.Complete the application

Download and save a copy of the form to your computer and fill it in.  Please ensure you save it once it is filled in.

Apply for an amendment(PDF, 106KB)

Gather the amended plans and specifications that support the change.

Step 2.Bring into us

Bring in your application form and supporting documents to one of our service centres.

We will check that the information is sufficient for the application and, if not, will advise what is missing.

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Cost

There will be a charge for processing the amendment. The deposit fee will be calculated when the application is submitted.

Payment is required before the application is processed. As with other applications, further fees may be charged after assessment.

Step 4.Assessment

Assessment of an amendment follows a similar path to that of a building consent, to ensure compliance with the regulations and the District Plan.

If the impact is more than significant and cannot be considered as an amendment, you will be notified, and may need a new application for consent.

Step 5.Processing time 

The 20-working day period applies to assessing amendments and may be suspended if further information is required.

Step 6.Issuing an amendment

On completion of processing the amendment, new documentation will be issued to support the change.

If you wish to make a complaint, please follow the link below. 

Compliments, complaints and feedback