Request for service - building

Your request

You are required to use the FEB process when the fire design establishes compliance using C/VM2. An exception would be where C/VM2 is used solely for establishing compliance for external fire spread. You should also follow the FEB process where the fire design establishes compliance using alternative solutions.

We issue temporary venue agreements for one-off events that may affect the established compliance of existing buildings. The applicant shall justify that it is safe to host such one-off event in the affected buildings. Employing reasonable management procedures and/or temporary fire safety features may assist with the justification. Such applications may also require approval from Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). The process also requires approval from FENZ. 

The Building Act 2004 Form 12 (Warrant of Fitness) requires that the maximum number of occupants that can safely use the building be noted. 

Event information

Emergency evacuation procedures

Fire safety

Acceptable Solution C/AS2 can be used as a basis for determining compliance for means of escape from fire.

Any flexible fabrics, such as posters etc, must have a flammability index of 12 or less when tested to AS1530 part 2.


Acceptable Solution G1/AS1 can be used as a basis for determining compliance for the number of sanitary facilities. The MBIE website has a toilet calculator which may be of assistance.

Your details

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  • Staff costs for any administration costs, research, advice, or meeting (as applicable) will be incorporated into total charge. 
  • The charge will be as per the officer charge out hourly rate rates on building consent fees schedule, In addition, any associated costs incurred by the Council will be passed on to the payer.
  • Subsequent correspondence on the same request will have additional invoice.
  • Where an invoiced amount has not been paid by the stated due date, the Council may commence debt recovery action.  The Council reserves the right to charge interest, payable from the date the debt became due, and recover costs incurred in pursuing recovery of the debt.