Posted: 12 June 2020
The Bill is now in front of a Select Committee and open for submissions. Submissions close on 10 July 2020, and we encourage you to have your say.
The changes in this Bill will allow the sector to shift to new, more effective ways of working, help support productivity improvements, lift the efficiency and quality of building work and improve trust and confidence in the building regulatory system.
This Bill forms part of a wider programme of work to lift performance of the regulatory system and drive better outcomes for the sector and for New Zealanders.
Key changes in the Bill will:
- introduce minimum information requirements about building products to support better and more efficient decision-making;
- introduce a specialist framework for modern methods of construction such as offsite manufacturing and prefabrication and speed up the consenting process;
- strengthen the product certification framework (CodeMark) to improve trust and confidence in the scheme
widen the scope of the building levy
create new offences and penalties, and increase existing penalties, for offences against the Building Act.