Christmas is Coming! Santa says, ‘Do your Paperwork’


Photo of Santa doing paperwork

Christmas fast approaches (56 days and counting) and with it, the closing-off dates for some Waitaki District Council services. Whether you’re planning an event or building a gazebo, make sure you cross your ‘T’s and dot your ‘I’s before the silly season arrives.

Dates to note if you need a Building Consent, Resource Consent, Special Event Alcohol Licence or Food Premise Registration before Christmas:

Building Consent and Resource Consent (not-notified)

Under the Building Act 2004 and the Resource Management Act 1991 the Statutory Clock stops on the 20 December and restarts on 10 January. Council continues to receive and work on consents during this time, except for the period 24 December 2019 to 6 January 2020 when Council offices are closed.

Alcohol – Special Licence

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, any days between 20 December and 15 January inclusive are deemed to be non-working days.

For events that are being held between 20 December 2019 and 15 January 2020, all applications must be received by us before 22 November 2019.

For events that are being held after 15 January 2020, all applications must be received at least 20 working days prior to your event.

Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

Standard LIM applications need to be submitted by 6 December 2019

Urgent LIM applications need to be submitted by 16 December 2019

Food and Mobile Shops

Any new food registrations or Mobile Shop applications are required to be submitted by 13 December 2019

Council HQ in Oamaru will be closed from noon December 24, reopening 8am January 6, 2020. Waihemo Service Centre/Library will close noon December 24, reopening 8.30am January 6, 2020.​

Page reviewed: 30 Oct 2019 10:18am