Posted: 10 February 2020
This is a big year for Building Performance. We continue work to support a transformation of the building sector through a big programme of work that includes the Construction Sector Accord and recently announced Accord Transformation Plan, updates to the Building Code, and the building law reforms.
There's a particular focus on getting building legislation changes through Parliament. We're also working with stakeholders to develop details of the regulations and their implementation.
In other work, the new Building Amendment Act is now in force. This is a great step towards better managing buildings when an emergency happens. It also allows the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to investigate significant building failures as we work for safe and durable buildings for New Zealanders. Take a look at the full article in this issue.
Finally, this is my last issue of Codewords. I've accepted a Deputy Chief Executive role at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, starting in February. Building Performance will be in the very capable hands of Anna Cook as Acting General Manager while a permanent replacement is recruited. Thank you to everyone who has contributed with feedback and support over the last few years.
Ngā mihi ki a koutou