OPENING A NEW RESTAURANT BAR/CAFÉ?

Then check the following flow diagram and follow the Checklist

Address of Proposed Premises ………………………………………………………………... ………………………………………………………………...

Check City Plan/Zoning requirements with Planning staff at Service Centre

Consult with EHO to ensure premises are suitable

Check with District Licensing Agency and apply for Sale of Liquor Licence (if applicable)

Check Building Act requirements with Building Control Officer

Submit Resource Consent and/or Building Consent as required

Premises fit-out completed

Code Compliance Certificate Received

Final inspection of premises by EHO and Application made for Food Hygiene Registration

If satisfactory, Certificate of Registration issued

Liquor Licence issued (if required)

PREMISES OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Premises Address: ...........................................................................................

CHECK LIST
CITY PLAN REQUIREMENTS Zone: ...................................................................................................................

YES
• • • • • Is the Zoning correct for this type of premises? Is a Resource Consent needed? Is off-street car parking required? Is liquor to be sold? (If Yes, a Certificate of Compliance is required) Is liquor to be sold between 11.00 pm – 7.00 am? (If Yes, then Resource Consent may be required)

NO

Confirmed .................................................. Planner BUILDING CONTROL/CONSENT REQUIREMENTS

YES
• Is a Building Consent required? If yes then: – Is the whole building ‘accessible’? – – • Are accessible toilets provided? Is the fire egress for the whole building adequate?

NO

Is this a ‘Change of Use’ under the Building Act? If yes, then in addition to above: – Are there sufficient toilet facilities for the building? – – Is the structure of the building adequate? Are the fire safety provisions of the building adequate?

• • • • •

Is a Back Flow Prevention device required? Is the ventilation adequate? Is a grease trap required? Is a Compliance Schedule/Warrant of Fitness required? Is an Evacuation Scheme required?

(Note: Clients should check with a New Zealand Fire Service Fire Safety Officer on the need for an Evacuation Plan. NZFS requires these where more than 10 people work or more than 100 people gather. Premises qualifying in these categories need a plan/scheme submitted and approved by NZFS within a month of opening.) Confirmed .................................................. Building Consent Officer

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

YES
• • • • • • • • Are the premises suitable for the purpose proposed? Is there sufficient kitchen floor space? Is there sufficient storage space? Is the smoke free area large enough? Is food on display protected? Are changing rooms required? Is dishwasher/glass washer provided? Do the premises comply with 1st Schedule requirements? (Refer to “Getting Started” booklet)

NO

Confirmed .......................................................... Environmental Health Officer

SALE OF LIQUOR REQUIREMENTS If liquor is to be consumed on the premises a liquor licence is required. The steps are as follows:

YES
• Obtain a Certificate of Compliance? This will confirm that town planning and building matters allow for the establishing of a licensed premises. When you have this, then Make application for an On Licence. A person who holds a General Manager’s Certificate is required to be on the premises at all times liquor is available for sale. All sale of liquor applications can be obtained from the Council direct or downloaded from the internet (ccc.govt.nz/liquor). You will be required to produce with your application: – A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation, if a company is involved – Information detailing your background and experience – A photograph of the front of the premises – A scale plan of the building – The consent of the owner – Menu – A host responsibility policy

NO

• • • •

Confirmed .................................................. Sale of Liquor Inspector

HAZARDOUS (DANGEROUS GOODS) SUBSTANCES REQUIREMENTS

YES
• • • • • • Am I using gas for cooking or heating? Is there more than 10 kg of LP gas stored inside the building? Is there more than 100 kg stored on the property? Are there any other hazardous substances stored inside or outside the building? Has an application to licence the storage been made to the Council? Has a completion certificate been received from the installing gasfitter?

NO

Confirmed .................................................. Hazardous Substances Enforcement Officer

OTHER MATTERS Have I checked Trade Waste requirements (Is a grease trap required?) Smoke Free requirements (Community and Public Health) Occupational Safety and Health requirements (Department of Labour)

Have I –

Applied for Sale of Liquor Licence (if applicable) Applied for a Resource Consent and/or Certificate of Compliance (if applicable) Applied for Building Consent providing all the necessary information (if applicable) Applied for Health Certificate of Registration Paid required fees

BEFORE I OPEN, HAVE I Obtained approved Resource Consent Obtained approved Building Consent Completed premises to required standards Obtained Building Certificate of Compliance Obtained Hazardous Substances Licence (if applicable) Arranged Final premises evaluation with Environmental Health Officer Received Health Approval Obtained Sale of Liquor Licence (if applicable) Received Certificate of Registration

Then, if Yes to all above, I am ready to open for business!

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