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Public feedback wanted on ‘granny flats’ 18 June 2024

The Government is consulting on options to make it easier to build granny flats.

Dam safety regulations now in force 15 May 2024

The Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 commenced on 13 May 2024.

Amended dam safety regulations to commence this month 09 May 2024

New and amended regulations to improve the safety and resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s dams come into force on Monday 13 May 2024.

Government announces changes to improve access to overseas building products 24 April 2024

On 4 April 2024 the Government announced work is underway to make it easier to use new building products from overseas.

Building Consent Authorities to get more time to focus on consenting activities 23 April 2024

Building control officers will be required to complete their competency assessments at least every 2 years rather than annually.

Improving building consent data reporting 15 April 2024

On 20 March, the Government announced improvements to performance monitoring of the building consent system.

Changes coming to the Building Levy 09 April 2024

On 12 March, the Government announced an increase to the building levy threshold.

Change to height and volume of dams impacted by the dam safety regulations 05 April 2024

The Government has listened to feedback and has made a change to the size of dams impacted by the regulations, to reduce the number of dams that need to comply.

Consultation opens proposing more time to comply with plumbing products changes under the Building Code 02 April 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened a consultation proposing to extend the transition period end date for the lead and dezincification plumbing product provisions published last year, from 1 September 2025 to 1 May 2026.

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service marks 1 year of supporting homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims 22 February 2024

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases.