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More security for construction subcontractors 28 May 2020

Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act.

Criteria announced for Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme 17 February 2020

The application criteria has been established for the Residential Earthquake-Prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme, giving more certainty to owners of multi-unit, multi-storey REPBs.

Construction Sector Transformation Plan paves way for behaviour change 27 January 2020

The Construction Sector Transformation Plan, launched yesterday by Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa, sets bold actions for the industry and government to work together to lift the sector’s performance.

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act 16 January 2020

For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961.

Retentions regime providing protection for subcontractors, but there’s more work to be done 17 December 2019

An independent review has found that most of the building and construction sector is complying with the retentions requirements, but there is more work to be done to ensure the protection of subcontractors.

Building Consent costs set to reduce 16 December 2019

MBIE has announced that the Building Levy rate will reduce by 13 percent, meaning homeowners will soon see a drop in building consent costs.