Before You Build

Before you dive into a new building project, it’s really important to plan your build. The Council’s Building Unit are here to help you. Below is some information and links to help guide you in starting your project.

The Building Act and Building Code

All building work needs to meet certain requirements to help keep you, and your building, safe.

The Building Act 2004 governs the building sector and outlines the rules for construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of new and existing buildings in New Zealand.

The Building Code sits within the Act and all building work must comply with the Building Code. Your plans and specifications are assessed by the Council to make sure proposed building work ticks all of the boxes via the building consent process.

Last reviewed date: 07 Aug 2023