GoShift's online service officially goes live on 1 August.

After a successful pilot, which started in April, the service will now be gradually introduced to more customers.

371 submissions have been created in the portal since the pilot started, with 346 submitted to council and the remainder in draft.

Stephanie Lay, Online Service Project Manager, says it's great to have the service go live and be able to be offered 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.

Over the next few months, the service will be made more widely available to customers of GoShift councils.