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Rapid Mobilisation Playbook to support fast-tracking of construction projects 28 July 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects, says Carolyn Tremain, MBIE Chief Executive and Functional Leader for Government procurement.

Unregistered Auckland electrical workers fined over $6,000 each for unauthorised prescribed electrical work 19 June 2020

In separate hearings held at the North Shore District Court, two unregistered persons from Auckland have been sentenced for carrying out unauthorised prescribed electrical work (PEW).

Unlicensed builder sentenced for forging documents 11 June 2020

An unlicensed builder who created false documentation in relation to 34 properties was convicted and ordered 300 hours of community work for his fraudulent offending when sentenced at the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

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.