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Building Consent Numbers Rise In Ōpōtiki

It's looking only positive for Ōpōtiki, as building consent numbers in the Ōpōtiki District Council are on track for a record year.


Council’s Planning and Regulatory Group Manager, Gerard McCormack said, 100 applications were received during the first six months of 2022-23, which represents a 17% increase on the same period in the previous financial year.


“Should the same number of consents be submitted for the remainder of the financial year (which it looks like there will be) then we are likely to crack our highest number of consents ever in a financial year," McCormack says.


“The consents are a mixture of residential and commercial and a big boost in the number of applications for housing on Māori land,"


“It isn’t just this year or this quarter’s figures that are high, there is a year on year trend in the right direction as the district makes up for slow growth over decades. The five year average work value sits around $15million but last year that figure was $49.7million and this year looks to raise that again,”


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