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Building officials

Building officials have a key role to play in ensuring New Zealand’s regulatory building control system works effectively.

The Building Act 2004 aims to provide more certainty around the consenting and inspection of building work by setting out a registration and accreditation scheme and technical reviews.

The Act creates three clearly defined operational roles for building consent authorities (BCA), territorial authorities and regional authorities.

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