Published 20 January 2008
The Department of Building & Housing has registered 6 more councils as building consent authorities after accreditation by International Accreditation NZ, taking the total registered to 13.
The latest batch includes North Shore & Auckland City Councils. Papakura District Council has been accredited, registration to come, and more accreditations are immiment.
The Building Consent Authority accreditation & registration scheme is among Building Act 2004 reforms aimed at ensuring buildings are built right first time. It focuses on strengthening the building process at the consent processing, inspection & approval stages.
All the country’s 85 councils must be accredited & registered as building consent authorities by 30 June 2008 or have transferred their building control functions to an accredited & registered building consent authority, which 9 currently intend doing.
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Attribution: DBH release, story written by Bob Dey for this website.