As of July 2014, following comprehensive legal review by Simpson Grierson, this module has been significantly rewritten and updated to reflect legislative changes and provide councils with appropriate guidance and good practice techniques.
In 2009 Government agreed to a Terms of Reference for a review of the Building Act 2004 to reduce the costs, but not the quality, of the building control system.
In August 2010, and in response to the review findings, Government identified several changes necessary to reform the building and construction sector in order to make it easier, more efficient and more cost effective for New Zealanders to build good quality homes and buildings.
There are two pieces of legislation through which the core regulatory changes identified in the Building Act review have been made.
The Building Amendment Act 2012 came into force on 13 March 2012. It results from a comprehensive review of the Building Act 2004 carried out in 2009/2010 and is aimed at lifting the overall performance of the building and construction sector.
The Building Amendment Act 2013 was passed by Parliament on 27 November 2013. This Amendment Act is part of a package of changes which introduce new measures to improve the building and construction sector, ensuring that it delivers good quality, affordable homes and buildings and contributes to a prosperous economy.
- Receiving Building Consent Application
- Checking a Building Consent Application Based on National Multiple Use Approval (MultiProof)
- Processing a Building Consent Application Based on National Multiple Use Approval (MultiProof)
- Accepting Building Consent Application
- Processing Building Consent Application
- Approving Building Consent
- Granting Building Consent
- Minor and Other Than Minor Amendment(s) to Building Consent
- Receipt of Building Consent Amendments
- Processing Building Consent Applications
- Approving Building Consent Amendments
- Certificate for Public Use
- Inspection During the Works
- Final Inspection - Building Consent Granted Before 31 March 2005
- Final Inspection - Building Consent Granted After 31 March 2005
- Issuing a Notice to Fix
- Code Compliance Certificate Issue
- Issue Compliance Schedule
- Administer Warraat of Fitness
- Amending Compliance Schedule
- Certificate of Acceptance
- Dealing with Complaints Under the Building Act
- Monitoring of Swimming Pool Fencing
- Dangerous, Affected, Earthquake-Prone and Insanitary Buildings
- Affected Buildings
- Immediate Action to Remedy Dangerous, Affected, Earthquake-Prone and Insanitary Buildings
- Action to Remedy Dangerous, Affected, Earthquake-Prone and Insanitary Buildings
- Dealing with Un-Consented Building Work
- Providing Information Relating to Building Consent Process
- PIM Application
- Collection of PIM Information
- Issuing PIM