WHO ARE WE
More than 20 councils have signed up to GoShift. The project is led by Wellington City Council with the support of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
A series of workshops across central New Zealand councils in the central part of New Zealand identified five key changes that would improve performance, consistency and level of service across the building consent system.
Since then, councils have worked together to create a more aligned and collaborative way of working together.
A Programme Control Group (PCG) supports and guides the changes.
SIMPLER, FASTER BUILDING CONSENTS
GoShift is a partnership between central and local government to improve performance, consistency and levels of service across the building consent system.
People who want to build will have better experiences with their local councils because GoShift is creating:
- standardised and aligned processes (eg forms, templates, checklists)
- shared online services, data and resources
- a single, best practice, quality management system.
Currently this involves councils in central New Zealand, from Bay of Plenty in the north to Nelson at the top of the South Island.
The longer term goal is a unified national approach that will make it easier and faster to get a building consent, no matter where you live and work.