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Change to simpli for building consent applications

Nelson City Council Building Consent Authority has made the decision to return building consent applications for customers, to the simpli online service. You may have used the GoShift online service previously – this has now been rebranded to simpli and has undergone a number of significant improvements.

This change will take effect on 13 February 2020. At that time you will be redirected to the simpli portal from Nelson City Council’s website.

If you don't have an account for the simpli portal you will need to register for one. Follow the link below to begin the sign up process.

Amendments, and Minor Variations On Site

The way Nelson City Council manages design changes to consented plans after a building consent has been granted and issued has changed.

Amendments and minor variations must be applied for and approved before the work can proceed; a minor variation can be approved on site by the Building Inspector at the time of inspection. In both instances adequate documentation must be supplied to enable an assessment to take place.  Refer to Building Consent Amendments and Variations for information.