Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2017

14 Regulations 18 and 19 replaced

Replace regulations 18 and 19 with:

18 Requiring technical qualifications

(1)

A building consent authority must have a system for ensuring that each employee and contractor who performs the authority’s building control functions by doing a technical job—

(a)

has an appropriate specified New Zealand qualification; or

(b)

is working towards having an appropriate specified New Zealand qualification within a reasonable time; or

(c)

has an appropriate foreign qualification recognised in New Zealand that is equivalent to a specified New Zealand qualification.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not apply in respect of employees and contractors identified and recorded by the building consent authority’s system required by subclause (3).

(3)

The building consent authority must have a system for—

(a)

establishing circumstances of employees and contractors that would make it unreasonable and impractical for the authority to implement the system referred to in subclause (1) in respect of those employees and contractors; and

(b)

identifying and recording which employees and contractors have those circumstances.

19 Fees

(1)

The fees set out in Schedule 2 are payable in respect of the matters to which they relate.

(2)

The fees set out in Schedule 2 are exclusive of goods and services tax.