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Building System Reforms

The Building System Reforms aim to lift performance of the regulatory system and drive better outcomes for the sector and for New Zealanders. A high performing building and construction industry is crucial to Aotearoa New Zealand's economy and vital for delivering safe, healthy and durable buildings for everyone. The Building System Reforms have been phased so we can deliver positive changes quickly, while continuing to focus on areas that need more development. This gives the sector time to shift to new regulatory settings with minimal disruption.

Programme details

Learn about the background to the reforms, why we are making these changes and how to keep informed.

Key changes

Learn more about the changes we are making through the Building System Reforms.


Find building law reform programme resources.

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