Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007

Reprint
as at 4 May 2007

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Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/102)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of April 2007

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

The Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007 are administered by the Department of Building and Housing.


Pursuant to section 402(1)(w) of the Building Act 2004, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for Building and Construction, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation
  • (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    accreditation means accreditation granted under section 250 of the Act

    Act means the Building Act 2004

    applicant means a person who makes an application

    application means an application under section 250 of the Act

    audit means an audit conducted under section 249 of the Act by a building consent accreditation body on an accredited building consent authority

    audit notification date means the date on which the building consent accreditation body gives notice to the building consent authority that an audit is to be conducted

    building control function has the same meaning as in regulation 3 of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006

    critical change, in relation to a building consent authority, means a change that—

    • (a) has occurred since the authority's accreditation or most recent full technical reassessment audit, as the case may be; and

    • (b) is, or may be, in the opinion of the building consent accreditation body, a crucial indicator as to whether the authority is able to perform its building control functions so as to continue to comply with the prescribed criteria and standards for accreditation; and

    • (c) includes any matter about which the Ministry or the building consent accreditation body receives a complaint that is not dismissed following initial inquiries into it by the Ministry or the building consent accreditation body (as the case may be) and, if substantiated, would indicate a critical change

    financial year means the period from 1 July in one year to 30 June in the following year

    full technical reassessment means an assessment that is similar in scope, duration, and process to the assessment of an applicant undertaken, before accreditation is granted, to satisfy the building consent accreditation body that the applicant meets the prescribed criteria and standards for accreditation

    full technical reassessment audit

    • (a) means an audit of a building consent authority that involves a full technical reassessment; and

    • (b) includes any periodic audit; and

    • (c) includes any audit that, in the opinion of the building consent accreditation body, warrants a full technical reassessment

    other applicant means an applicant who is not a specified applicant

    other authority means a building consent authority who is not a territorial specified authority or a regional specified authority

    periodic audit means an audit conducted in accordance with the minimum frequency of audits specified by the chief executive under section 249 of the Act

    regional specified authority means a building consent authority who is a regional council and who is not a territorial specified authority

    special assessment audit means any audit that is undertaken because of a critical change that does not, in the opinion of the building consent accreditation body, warrant a full technical reassessment audit

    specified applicant

    • (a) means an applicant who is a territorial authority; and

    • (b) includes any applicant who is a unitary authority

    territorial specified authority

    • (a) means a building consent authority who is a territorial authority; and

    • (b) includes any building consent authority who is a unitary authority.

    (2) For the purposes of regulations 4, 5, and 7,—

    building includes any building within the meaning of section 3 of the Building Act 1991

    building consent includes any building consent granted under section 35 of that Act

    building work, in relation to a building consent granted under section 35 of the Building Act 1991, includes building work within the meaning of section 2 of that Act.

4 Accreditation application fee
  • (1) The fee payable by a specified applicant is the amount set out in the second column of Schedule 1 opposite the work value in the first column of that schedule, calculated in accordance with subclause (3), that applies to the applicant.

    (2) The fee payable by any other applicant is $16,000.

    (3) The work value is calculated by dividing by 3 the total value of relevant building work consented by the applicant during the 3 financial years preceding the date of the application.

    (4) Relevant building work consented by the applicant in those years does not include any building work of which the value is, for any one building in respect of which a building consent was granted,—

    • (a) less than $5,000; or

    • (b) greater than the total value of all other building work consented by the applicant in the same financial year.

5 Fee for full technical reassessment audit payable by territorial specified authority
  • (1) The fee payable by a territorial specified authority for a full technical reassessment audit is the amount set out in the second column of Schedule 2 opposite the work value in the first column of that schedule, calculated in accordance with subclause (2), that applies to the authority.

    (2) The work value is calculated by dividing by 3 the total value of relevant building work consented by the authority during the 3 financial years preceding the audit notification date.

    (3) Relevant building work consented by the authority in those years does not include any building work of which the value is, for any one building in respect of which a building consent was granted,—

    • (a) less than $5,000; or

    • (b) greater than the total value of all other building work consented by the authority in the same financial year.

6 Fee for full technical reassessment audit payable by regional specified authority
  • The fee payable by a regional specified authority for a full technical reassessment audit is $12,800.

7 Fee for full technical reassessment audit payable by other authority
  • (1) The fee payable by any other authority for a full technical reassessment audit is the same as if that authority were a territorial specified authority, unless the authority has not completed 3 financial years as a building consent authority before the audit notification date.

    (2) The fee payable by an authority who has not yet completed 1 financial year as a building consent authority before the audit notification date is $12,800.

    (3) The fee payable by an authority who has completed at least 1 financial year before the audit notification date but has not completed 3 financial years as a building consent authority before that date is the amount set out in the second column of Schedule 2 opposite the work value in the first column of that schedule, calculated in accordance with subclause (4), that applies to the authority.

    (4) The work value is calculated by dividing by 1, 2, or 3 the total value of relevant building work consented by the authority during the 1, 2, or 3 complete financial years (as the case may be) that precede the audit notification date and during which the authority was a building consent authority.

    (5) Relevant building work consented by the authority in any of those years does not include any building work of which the value is, for any one building in respect of which a building consent was granted,—

    • (a) less than $5,000; or

    • (b) greater than the total value of all other building work consented by the authority in the same financial year.

8 Fee for special assessment audits
  • (1) The fee for a special assessment audit is $5,180, unless subclause (2) applies.

    (2) The fee for a special assessment audit is $3,775 if, in the opinion of the building consent accreditation body, the audit can be conducted without the assistance of a person with technical expertise.

9 Amounts inclusive of GST
  • All amounts referred to in these regulations are inclusive of goods and services tax.


Schedule 1
Specified applicant accreditation fees

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Work valueApplication fee
($)
Less than $15 million16,000
$15 million or more but less than $50 million22,785
$50 million or more but less than $100 million29,570
$100 million or more but less than $200 million36,355
$200 million or more but less than $400 million43,140
$400 million or more but less than $800 million49,925
$800 million or more but less than $1,200 million56,170
$1,200 million or more63,495

Schedule 2
Full technical reassessment audit fee: territorial specified authority and other authority

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Work valueAudit fee
($)
Less than $15 million12,800
$15 million or more but less than $50 million18,228
$50 million or more but less than $100 million23,656
$100 million or more but less than $200 million29,084
$200 million or more but less than $400 million34,512
$400 million or more but less than $800 million39,940
$800 million or more but less than $1,200 million45,368
$1,200 million or more50,796

Diane Morcom,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, prescribe the fees payable under the Building Act 2004 for matters relating to the accreditation of building consent authorities, including initial accreditation applications and audits.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 May 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Building (Consent Authority Accreditation Fees) Regulations 2007 as at 4 May 2007, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)