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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
In this section you will find helpful information about building consents.
The Council's Building Unit is responsible for administering the Building Act and checking that your plans and specifications comply with the New Zealand Building Code.
A building consent is approval from the Council to carry out building work. The Building Act sets out the requirements for all building work. You must have a building consent before you can undertake most building work. For information please see the Processing of your building consent (pdf, 189.5 KB).
Some building work does not require a building consent - refer to the MBIE booklet (pdf, 2.0 MB).
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A national multiple-use approval
(known as a MultiProof) is a statement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation
and Employment (MBIE) that a set of plans and specifications for a building
complies with the New Zealand Building Code.
Under the Building Act 2004, BCAs
must accept a MultiProof as evidence of Building Code compliance. The Building
Act uses the term ‘national multiple-use approval’ and not ‘MultiProof’.
MultiProofs allow builders who
replicate the same or substantially similar buildings several times to benefit
from a streamlined building consent process.
This avoids the need for the design
to be assessed and re-approved by BCAs each time it is proposed to be built on
a different site.
MultiProofs should lead to faster
processing times, reduced duplication for volume builders, and lower consenting
A MultiProof is not, and does not
replace, a building consent. The holder of a MultiProof must obtain a building
consent each time they wish to build the approved design. This enables the BCA
to confirm and establish:
You need to start your building work within 12 months of receiving your building consent, or your consent will lapse.
If you need an extension, talk to your council before the 12 months time frame is up. If the consent has lapsed and you still want to do the work, you will have to re-apply for a consent.
You have two years to complete your building work, starting from the day the consent is granted, unless you agree otherwise with your council.
Within the two years (or at the end of an agreed period), your council has to decide whether to grant a code compliance certificate or take another regulatory path.