216 Territorial authority must keep information about buildings

(1)

A territorial authority must keep reasonably available any information that is relevant to the administration of this Act to enable members of the public to—

(a)

be informed of their obligations under this Act; and

(b)

participate effectively under this Act.

(2)

The information that must be kept by a territorial authority under subsection (1) includes—

(a)

all plans and specifications submitted to the territorial authority in relation to an application for a building consent; and

(b)

any of the following information issued or received by the territorial authority in respect of a building:

(i)

project information memoranda:

(ii)

building consents:

(iii)

if applicable, the specified intended life of the building:

(iv)

code compliance certificates:

(iva)

records of work and certificates of work provided by licensed building practitioners under section 45(2) or 88(1)(a):

(ivb)

statutory declarations provided by owner-builders:

(ivc)
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(v)

compliance schedules:

(vi)

building warrants of fitness:

(vii)

energy work certificates relating to building work:

(viii)

any other records that relate to the information referred to in subparagraphs (i) to (vii); and

(c)

any orders issued by the District Court under section 126 in respect of a building; and

(d)

any records of any information on any land or building received by the territorial authority from a statutory authority; and

(e)

a summary of written complaints received by the territorial authority concerning alleged breaches of this Act or the former Act; and

(f)

information on how the territorial authority dealt with each of the complaints referred to in paragraph (e); and

(g)

all information provided to the territorial authority by a building consent authority under section 238.

(3)

A territorial authority must keep the information referred to in—

(a)

subsections (1) and (2)(a) to (d) and (g), at least for the life of the building to which the information relates; and

(b)

subsection (2)(e) and (f), at least for 10 years from when each complaint was received by the territorial authority.

Compare: 1991 No 150 s 27(1), (2)

Section 216(2)(b)(iva): inserted, on 15 March 2008, by section 40 of the Building Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 4).

Section 216(2)(b)(iva): amended, on 13 March 2012, by section 57(1) of the Building Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 23).

Section 216(2)(b)(ivb): inserted, on 13 March 2012, by section 57(2) of the Building Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 23).

Section 216(2)(b)(ivc): repealed, on 1 July 2017, by section 31 of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 22).