Dates to remember

Last updated: 15 November 2022

key dates

MBIE updates the Building Code compliance pathways regularly with consultation opening in April, and updated building regulations, acceptable solutions, verification methods, guidance and information published in November.

In recent years MBIE has consulted on proposed changes to the Building Code documents and announced the outcomes of the consultation within the same calendar year.

The last Building Code update consultation opened in the first week of May 2022. Due to the breadth of in-depth submissions received, MBIE will be announcing the outcomes of the consultation and publishing the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods in November 2023.

Each change has a transition period that allows existing projects to be completed using previous requirements and changes to be incorporated into new projects. Usually a minimum transition period of 12 months will apply but this may be increased to 24 months or longer depending on the nature and scale of the update.

The transition period for updates to the Building Code made in November 2021 ended on 2 November 2022.

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