Part 2 Building

Subpart 1—Preliminary

15 Outline of this Part

(1)

In general terms, this Part provides—

(a)

that all building work must comply with the building code to the extent required by this Act:

(b)

how compliance with the building code is to be established:

(ba)

the effect of a national multiple-use approval and how to apply for one:

(c)

when a project information memorandum is required and how to apply for one:

(d)

when a building consent is required and how to apply for one:

(e)

that an applicant for a building consent is liable to pay a levy to the chief executive if the application is granted:

(f)

that restricted building work must be carried out or supervised by 1 or more licensed building practitioners:

(g)

for a building consent authority to issue a notice requiring building work to be fixed so as to comply with this Act and the building consent:

(h)

that a building consent authority may inspect building work for which it has granted a consent:

(i)

that all building work under a building consent must have a code compliance certificate issued by the building consent authority that issued the building consent or another building consent authority that agrees to assume responsibility for the building work:

(j)

that a compliance schedule and annual building warrant of fitness is required for buildings with specified systems:

(k)

that when a building undergoes alterations it may have to be upgraded to comply with the building code:

(l)

for requirements that must be met when the use or intended life of a building changes:

(m)

for access and facilities for persons with disabilities to and within buildings:

(n)

for territorial authorities to perform functions relating to dangerous, earthquake-prone, or insanitary buildings:

(na)

for territorial authorities and for persons performing functions under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 to perform functions relating to managing buildings located in areas designated under subpart 6B:

(o)

for regional authorities to perform functions relating to dams.

(2)

This section is intended only as a guide to the general scheme and effect of this Part.

Section 15(1)(ba): inserted, on 1 February 2010, by section 7(1) of the Building Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 25).

Section 15(1)(c): replaced, on 1 February 2010, by section 7(2) of the Building Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 25).

Section 15(1)(na): inserted, on 17 December 2019, by section 8 of the Building Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 27).