Insurance concerns cause delay in Wellington building consents

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The Wellington City Council is reportedly having trouble issuing building consents within the recommended time frame of 20 working days. This has been attributed, in part, to contracted engineers withdrawing their services due to insurance troubles.

According to a report by the NZ Herald, the council’s annual report said from 91% of building consents being granted within the 20-day period in 2017/18, only 79% were able to meet the deadline in 2019/20. In comparison, Auckland was able to meet the deadline 92% of the time in the past year.

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