Building (National Multiple-use Approval) Regulations 2011


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Building (National Multiple-use Approval) Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of May 2011

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 402(1)(ka), (kb), and (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 (as defined in section 7 of that Act), makes the following regulations.


1  Title
  • These regulations are the Building (National Multiple-use Approval) Regulations 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 19 May 2011.

3  Eligibility criterion for national multiple-use approvals
  • (1) This regulation prescribes the eligibility criterion for a national multiple-use approval.

    (2) The chief executive must be satisfied that the applicant has the intention and ability to reproduce buildings based on the proposed plans and specifications, at least 10 times in a 2-year period.

    (3) The application must relate to the building as a whole, but need not include features that are specific to a building site such as, for example, foundations and drainage.

    (4) In this regulation, proposed plans and specifications means the plans and specifications in respect of which the national multiple-use approval is sought.

4  Time limit for deciding applications
  • The chief executive must, within 40 working days after accepting for processing an application for a national multiple-use approval,—

    • (a) issue the approval; or

    • (b) refuse to issue the approval.

5  Fees
  • (1) In respect of any matter specified in the first column of the Schedule, the fee specified opposite that matter in the second column is payable by an applicant for a national multiple-use approval.

    (2) The fees are inclusive of goods and services tax.

6  Revocation and transitional provision

Fees payable by applicants for national multiple-use approvals

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Matter Fees
Application for national multiple-use approval 511.11
Additional hourly processing fees—  

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Travel, accommodation, and associated out-of-pocket expenses incurred for purposes of application Amount of reasonable expenses incurred

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 19 May 2011, replace the Building (National Multiple-use Approval) Regulations 2009 with one substantive change. This is to relax the existing eligibility requirements for the approval of plans and specifications intended to be used in constructing a number of buildings. Currently, an approval of that kind is restricted to specified types of building. These regulations remove that restriction. Applications received before 19 May 2011 will be determined in accordance with the replaced regulations.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 May 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Building and Housing.