Changes being made to the Building Act will make the streamlined production of prefabricated houses a reality, ensure builders have the information they need for the products they use, and make consenting quicker and cheaper, Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa announced today.
Auckland landlord Rinal Kumar has been ordered to pay $24,754.08 by the Tenancy Tribunal for deliberately and knowingly failing to lodge tenancy bonds as a result of 33 applications brought by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).
For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Crimes Act 1961.
A change to the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) will make it easier for EPB owners in small towns to undertake modest building work, without having to start seismic strengthening work at the same time.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice.