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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.
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.
Complaints with regard to the Building Unit's level of service should, in the first instance, be forwarded to the Council's Building Unit Manager who will decide on further action to be taken in regard to the complaint. If the outcome is deemed unsatisfactory by the complainant, the matter will be escalated to the Manager of Planning and Regulation.
All formal complaints to the Council must be received in writing (email, letter or on the Building Unit complaint form below).
Complaints should be addressed to:
Building Unit ManagerWaimakariri District Council215 High StreetRangiora 7440
Or emailed to:email@example.com
Our standard response timeframe is an acknowledgement within five working days and an initial response within 10 working days. Where the final response will exceed 10 working days we will let you know and keep you updated.
Where the complaint is with regards to a Councils decision with respect to building work and you do not agree with the outcome, you may apply to MBIE for a Determination. Visit www.building.govt.nz for further information
The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) is an important part of the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme. Anyone can complain to the Board about the conduct of an LBP, as long as the person complained about was licensed at the time the conduct occurred.
To be able to make a complaint about an LBP you need to ensure that:
The Board cannot hear complaints regarding payment disputes; commercial or contractual disputes including employment disputes.
On the Licensed Building Practitioners Website you will find information for making a complaint
When you can’t agree with a council's decision about building work, a determination can help you solve the problem. They are sometimes for when a council has failed to act or refused to make a decision.
You may have already asked MBIE for an opinion or advice about the same question. A determination is different because MBIE takes a detailed look at the specific matter and makes a legally binding decision. The law that covers determinations is set out in the Building Act 2004 (sections 176-190).