Southern Building Control

The Invercargill City Council has joined with all the southern councils to share information and resources. The building control managers meet on a regular basis to discuss issues and promote good practice.

To ensure some consistency in the building consent process all councils have agreed to use the same format on the building consent application form including waiver and alternative solution forms.

These forms are available at all southern councils on their websites and also are able to be downloaded from the Southern Building Controls Group website (link below).

The Group’s website also has useful Department of Building and Housing guidance booklets.


Producer Statement Authors

A producer statement is a document from a Council-approved expert. The Council may accept the producer statement as evidence that the design or building work complies, or will comply, with the Building Code.

The Council only issues a building consent or a code compliance certificate if it is reasonably satisfied that your building work complies or will comply with the Building Code, and a producer statement is one way of helping Council staff to decide.

Here are some examples of work where a producer statement might be submitted:

  • An engineer may provide a statement relating to foundations.
  • A mechanical engineer may provide a statement relating to heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
  • A tiler may provide  a statement  that the waterproofing membrane has been correctly applied.

In order to submit producer statements to us, the specialist must first be registered as an approved producer statement author. Use the forms below to apply for  registration.


Producer statements

PSA Register 

The link below takes you to the current  Producer Statement Author Register (to search the document  type CTRL- f and enter your search criteria).