2020/024: Regarding the grant of a building consent for alterations to a building

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This determination considers whether alterations to a multi-level building on land subject to a natural hazard (flooding) are 'major alterations' in terms of section 71 of the Building Act. The authority was of the view that the alterations are major and granted building consent subject to a condition requiring notification on the property titles under section 73 of the Act. The determination discusses the relevant factors in assessing whether building work constitutes major alterations.

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