Apply for a Demolition Consent

Certain demolition projects will require a separate Demolition Consent in addition to a Building Permit.

Prior to applying for a building permit for demolition or part demolition of a building, a Demolition consent (also known as Section 29A of the Building Act 1993) from the Planning Department may be required.

To determine whether or not this Consent is required the following test applies.


  • the proposed demolition is greater than 50% of the entire building; or
  • the demolition is of any part of a facade (being a wall) of a building if that facade faces the street;

you will need a demolition consent.

To apply for a Demolition Consent, you will need to:

  1. Download and complete the Demolition consent form 29a
  2. Submit your application, including plan(s) of the building to be demolished and the relevant fees:

Page last updated: Wednesday, 2 November 2016