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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
NEW COMPLIANCE DOCUMENTATION EFFECTIVE AS OF 1ST JUNE 2017
The changes to the Compliance Documents for the building code are effective as from 1st June 2017.
Building Consent and PIM/Compliance Check Processing Timeframes
Please be aware that due to a surge in Building Consent/PIM applications over and above what we normally receive, the timeframe for allocation for Building Consents and PIM/Compliance Checks are currently occurring between 13 and 22 days.
We are mindful you are anticipating your consent will be issued quickly and to help us continue to provide you with our usual high standard of service, we have engaged a number of contractors to help us with the bubble of work.
Although we have more capacity in the consent processing area, we are working to increase the capacity in the PIM area too, as the high volume of work has increased the PIM/Compliance Check processing timeframes, due to this it can sometimes mean delays in processing a consent.
We appreciate your patience. A consent officer will contact you once they have your job so you will be able to talk to the consent officer directly.
Please bear with us while we work through these issues during busy times.
Inspection Booking Timeframes
Please be aware that you will need to allow 4-5 days when requesting an inspection booking due to the current workload.
We appreciate your patience. Please bear with us while we work through these issues during busy times.
In November 2019, a change was made to the definition of ‘good ground’ within the B1 Acceptable Solution B1/AS1 to prevent it from being used on liquefaction-prone ground. This change comes into effect from 29 November 2021. The change to B1/AS1 directs those building on liquefaction-prone ground to select appropriate foundations for new structures.
To help councils, engineers and developers implement the changes, MBIE has developed the following resources to help compliance.
These resources can be found at www.building.govt.nz
Please note: The change brings the rules that are currently in place in Canterbury to the rest of New Zealand, meaning robust foundations will be required for liquefaction-prone ground. The new rules will be mandatory across the country after 28 November 2021, ensuring new buildings are being built safely and strongly enough to withstand liquefaction risks.
The Waimakariri District Liquefaction prone areas can be found by accessing the maps at https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/planning/district-plan/natural-hazards
The Waimakariri District Council Building Unit will no longer accept Building Location Certificates (BLCs) for finished floor levels (FFL) and/or Siting using profile or set out heights. The BLC for FFL and/or Siting confirmation must be to the completed formwork.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Building Unit.
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