If you are going to construct something such as a stage, marquee or use fencing higher than 2.5m, you may need to apply for building consent.
For more information on the Building Act 2004 and Building work for which building consent is not required visit the New Zealand Legislation webpage
Or visit the Nelson City Council Building Consents webpage
If you require help to interpret the legislation, you can contact Nelson City Council's Duty Building Officer. To book an appointment phone 03 546 0273.