GoShift has a new online service for building consent applications, and it’s live now. The service aims to improve performance and consistency across the building consent system, and customers will enjoy simpler, faster building consenting – no matter where they live and work. 

The online service trail began at the end of April ‘17 with seven participating Councils. Since then – more than 370 submissions have been created in the online portal, and the service is gradually being introduced to more customers.

More than 20 Councils from Western Bay of Plenty to Nelson are involved with GoShift, most of whom were already using the new standardised building consent application forms. The next stage involves full implementation of the online service.

Making applications with GoShift’s online service will be quicker and easier for customers with a single point for application submissions. It also means that customers will be able to easily track the progress of their application, including the ability to check if more information is required for processing.

Stephanie Lay, Online Service Project Manager, says it’s great to have the service go live, and extending it to more customers.

“We’ve had lots of positive feedback from customers who say that it is quicker and easier to apply for a building consent online,” she says.

The new online service is being provided by GoCouncil – a partnership between Master Business Systems (MBS) the developers of GoGet software suite, and Nuwave Technologies. MBS has more than 20 years of experience working with Council building departments.

In the future, processing and inspection checklists will also be standardised, and there will be a single, best practice quality management system.

Registering for the GoShift Online Portal

For more information, or to register – visit  www.goshift.co.nz