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Council acts as both the Territorial Authority and the Building Consent Authority for administering the Building Act 2004, the NZ Building Code, and associated legislation to regulate all building work in the District.
This ensures that buildings in our district meet appropriate standards, and the safety and wellbeing of the users are maintained. Building regulation supports local economic activity and also protects the safety of local residents.
The Building Act
The Building Act 2004 aims to improve control and encourage better practices in building design and construction to provide greater assurance to customers.
Information regarding the Building Act 2004 can be found within the Building FAQ section or at the Department of Building and Housing and ConsumerBuild websites.
New Zealand Building Code
The Building Code sets out the criteria that all building work must meet. Copies of the building code are available free of charge from the Department of Building and Housing.
Dangerous, Insanitary and Earthquake Prone Building Policy
Swimming Pool Fences
Department of Building and Housing
New Zealand Fire Service
Standards New Zealand