This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
The purpose of the principal regulations is to prescribe the criteria and standards that an applicant must meet in order to be accredited as a building consent authority under the Building Act 2004 (the Act) and to prescribe the fees payable under the Act in relation to the accreditation and audit of building consent authorities.
The purpose of these regulations is to—
specify the qualifications that employees and contractors of building consent authorities who perform the authority’s building control functions by doing a technical job must have (or be working towards):
require building consent authorities to notify the building consent accreditation body and the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment of certain specified matters:
prescribe the fees payable for an accreditation application and an audit:
revoke the current prescribed form for accreditation applications.
Clause 1 of new Schedule 2 sets out how the accreditation application fee is calculated. The accreditation application fee is payable by an applicant in connection with an application made under section 250 of the Act.
Clause 2 of new Schedule 2 sets out how the audit fee is calculated. The audit fee is payable by a building consent authority in connection with an audit conducted under section 249 of the Act.
These regulations are being made following a review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment of the framework for building consent authority accreditation. The review identified that the purpose of the building consent authority accreditation scheme is to set out the minimum policies, procedures, and systems that a building consent authority must have, and consistently and effectively implement, to perform its building control functions.
The review also identified that the objectives of the building consent authority accreditation scheme are that—
building consent authorities—
have appropriate policies, procedures, and systems as required by the principal regulations:
have appropriate policies, procedures, and systems in relation to quality assurance:
have sufficient skills and resources to undertake their building control functions:
have employees and contractors with appropriate building control competencies and qualifications; and
the scheme supports—
territorial and regional authorities with regard to transferring functions:
building consent authorities with regard to outsourcing arrangements with other building consent authorities:
building consent authorities to align policies, procedures, or systems on a national or regional basis.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced a regulatory impact statement to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 16 February 2017.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.