A retaining wall is a wall that holds back earth or water and is most commonly used in landscaping gardens. Building the right kind of wall is complex, with factors to consider like the soil type, measurements, and what sits above the wall.
This interactive tool can help you calculate whether you might need to talk to Council about your retaining wall project.
Exemption Guidance Document
Refer to Exemption 20 Know the Property
For relevant City Plan Information
Use the interactive compliance guide
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This tool applies information and rules pertaining to the Building Act 2004 and the Tauranga City Plan. This tool is for general guidance only; any results do not constitute acceptance or agreement by TCC that a building consent is or is not required.
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This tool is a snapshot of selected Council Application and Rating Information databases, zone and planning maps pertaining to the property as at the date of this preview. This information is for general guidance only; it does not represent all the information Council has on the property and should not replace a full property file search.