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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 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.
Changes to the Building Act 2004 took effect from 1 March 2012 that you need to know about if you are building a residential dwelling.
Restricted Building Work applies to most residential building or renovation work and only a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) can undertake or supervise the work.
If you apply for a building consent you must make sure the practitioners you use are correctly licensed to carry out the work. Licensed Building Practitioners include:
Professional engineers, architects, plumbers and gasfitters are treated as Licensed Building Practitioners and can carry out some Restricted Building Work.
Not all work that requires a building consent is Restricted Building Work. You will find information on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website on Restricted Building Work.
Owner-builders are able to carry out Restricted Building Work on their own home. Before you can use the owner-builder exemption you need to complete a Statutory declaration as to owner-builder status form showing that you meet the owner-builder criteria.
The statutory declaration form has to be witnessed and signed by a Justice of the Peace or someone else authorised by law do so. This form needs to be given to your local council with your application for a building consent, or before the construction of Restricted Building Work on your home starts.