Building and Construction

The Minister for Building and Construction is proactively releasing the titles of documents received from MBIE.

The following lists are as accurate as possible at the time of publishing and may be updated or added to. This list includes papers received from the Minister’s reporting agency where the Minister is the main recipient. Papers received from other agencies, or where a paper has been referred to the Minister by another Minister, are not included in this list.

Titles of Appointment and Honours Committee (APH) briefings and briefings that accompany responses to Official Information Act requests to the Minister are not included in this list.

Some information has been withheld for the following reasons:

  • National security or defence
  • Commercial information
  • Confidentiality
  • Likely otherwise to damage the public interest
  • Confidential advice to Government
  • Free and frank expression of opinion
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Negotiations

May 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-2861 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 3 May 2024 2 May MBIE
2324-3148 Initial advice on potential approaches to require building consent authorities to accept video and photo evidence of work done 2 May MBIE
2324-3162 Speech notes for the Property Council Environmental Social Governance Conference 2 May MBIE
2324-3186 Speech for the New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association industry seminar 2 May MBIE
2324-3058 Proactive release of Cabinet paper - Earthquake-prone Building System - Proposed Review, Extension of Remediation Deadlines and Other Matters 3 May MBIE
2324-3224 Regulation Review Committee – commitment to review Building Code clauses for protection from fire 3 May MBIE
2324-3248 Update on the work in response to Loafers Lodge 3 May MBIE
2324-3143 Review contents of Terms of Reference for review of the seismic risk management in existing buildings 8 May MBIE
2324-2862 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 10 May 2024 9 May MBIE
2324-3079 Background on Building Code energy efficiency requirements 9 May MBIE
2324-3249 Initial response to concerns about H1 Energy Efficiency 9 May MBIE
2324-3264 Meeting with Tauranga Urban Task Force and Winstone Wallboards 9 May MBIE
2324-3330 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 9 May MBIE
2324-3393 New Zealand Registered Architects Board – Draft Cabinet paper  14 May MBIE
2324-3424 Draft Cabinet paper: Terms of Reference for the review of seismic risk management in existing buildings 14 May MBIE
2324-2344 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 15 May MBIE
2324-3412 Meeting with Neil Savery – Managing Director International Code Council Oceania 21 May 2024 15 May MBIE
2324-3421 Draft Cabinet paper: Update on requiring the use of remote inspections for building work 15 May MBIE
2324-3445 Parliamentary Under-Secretary’s Meeting with Engineering New Zealand 15 May MBIE
2324-3317 Whangarei District Council Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 16 May MBIE
2324-3440 Event briefing - Minister visit to Consentium 22 May 2024 16 May MBIE
2324-3391 Speech notes for the Housing Summit 2024 17 May MBIE
2324-3398 Speech for Jennian Conference 22 May 17 May MBIE
2324-3428 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 20 May MBIE
2324-3506 Event briefing with Master Electricians on 21 of May 2024 20 May MBIE
2324-3505 Event Briefing – Meeting with CEO of IVS Group 21 May MBIE
2324-3300 Estimates Examination 2024/25 – Proposed Responses to SEQs Vote B&C 22 May MBIE
2324-2640 Delivering a consistent and seamless experience across building consent authorities 24 May MBIE
2324-3577 Making it easier to build granny flats – draft discussion document and talking points for 28 May Housing Growth Minister’s meeting 24 May MBIE
2324-2797 New Zealand Registered Architects Board – Annual Report 2023 30 May MBIE
2324-2865 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 31 May 2024 30 May MBIE
2324-3673 Meeting with Insulation Association of New Zealand 30 May MBIE
2324-3222 TWSD Operations Report 15 May MBIE
2324-3205 Targeted consultation for the Government’s plan to mandate approvals of overseas building products 22 May MBIE
2324-3499 Building consent system structure and consenting authorities 31 May MBIE

April 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-2369 Building for Climate Change work programme 2 April MBIE
2324-2848 Announcement of overseas building products 3 April MBIE
2324-2857 Status Report - Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 5 April 2024 4 April MBIE
2324-2698 Territorial Authority Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 5 April MBIE
2324-2768 Meeting with Gina Jones Chair of New Zealand Registered Architects Board (10 April) 5 April MBIE
2324-2796 New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) Conference 2024 8 April MBIE
2324-2656 Speech at New Zealand Plumbing Conference 9 April MBIE
2324-2794 Southbase Group Meeting - 11 April 2024 9 April MBIE
2324-2933 Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - Regulation Review Committee Letter 10 April MBIE
2324-2936 Meeting with Mayor Grant Smith and Chief Executive Waid Crockett - Palmerston North City Council on Thursday 11 10 April MBIE
2324-2634 Proactive release of Draft Cabinet Paper - Making it easier to build 11 April MBIE
2324-2858 Status Report - Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 12 April 2024 11 April MBIE
2324-2599 Draft Cabinet Legislation Committee Paper: Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Amendment Regulations 2024 12 April MBIE
2324-2932 International Engagement Opportunity in Buildings & Climate 12 April MBIE
2324-2952 Draft LEG Cabinet paper: Building (Dam Safety) Amendment Regulations 2024 12 April MBIE
2324-2031 2023/24 Supplementary and 2024/25 Main Estimates - Vote BC- Building and Construction 18 April MBIE
2324-2859 Status Report - Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 19 April 2024 18 April MBIE
2324-3037 Event briefing: Attending the opening of LowCO, a sustainable housing initiative by Fletcher Living 19 April MBIE
2324-3031 Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - Regulation Review Committee Response Letter 22 April MBIE
2324-2866 Resourcing implications for the development and approval of Chartered Professional Engineers Rules 23 April MBIE
2324-2800 Proactive release of Cabinet paper Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 - Proposed Amendments 24 April MBIE
2324-2988 Proactive release of Cabinet Material regarding Removing barriers to overseas building products 24 April MBIE
2324-3009 Meeting with the Construction Sector Accord - 30th April 2024 24 April MBIE
2324-3060 Proactive release of Cabinet paper - Building (Levy) Amendment Regulations 2024 24 April MBIE
2324-3097 Meeting EU Ambassador to New Zealand, Lawrence Meredith 24 April MBIE
2324-2860 Status Report - Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 26 April 2024 25 April MBIE
2324-3033 Draft Cabinet paper - Update on the Building fire safety programme 25 April MBIE
2324-2738 Improving performance monitoring of the building consent system: from Q2 onwards 26 April MBIE
2324-3157 Self-contained small dwellings: delivery timeframes 26 April MBIE
2324-3131 Meeting with IAG Wednesday 1 May 29 April MBIE
2324-3154 Event briefing - meeting with the Engineering Associates Registration Board 29 April MBIE
2324-3155 Meeting with Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board 29 April MBIE
2324-2812 Meeting with Metals NZ 29 April MBIE
2324-3052 Meeting with Andrew Eagles from NZGBC (1 May 2024) 29 April MBIE
2324-3160 Meeting with adjunct Professor Kim Lovegrove 1 May 30 April MBIE

March 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-2077 Draft Cabinet Paper for Ministerial consultation on overseas building products 4 March MBIE
2324-2314 Meeting with Ross Taylor, Fletcher Building March MBIE
2324-1681 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 8 March 2024 6 March MBIE
2324-2444 Meeting with NZ Institute of Architects 7 March MBIE
2324-2455 Meeting with Up Education Auckland 13 March 2024 7 March MBIE
2324-1955 Making it easier to substitute building products March MBIE
2324-1542 Application to be a nominating authority under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 8 March MBIE
2324-2379 Review of the fire safety provisions in the building regulatory system 8 March MBIE
2324-2364 Speech at the Bondlast Contractors Federation Conference 11 March MBIE
2324-2447 Steel Construction NZ Meeting – 12 March 2024 11 March MBIE
2324-2263 Extension of Earthquake-prone Building Remediation Deadlines and Review of the Earthquake-prone Building System 12 March MBIE
2324-2475 BuildUP24 – New Zealand Institute of Building annual conference 12 March MBIE
2324-1682 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 15 March 2024 14 March MBIE
2324-2247 NZ Geotechnical Database (NZGD) Stewardship 14 March MBIE
2324-2571 Territorial Authority Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 14 March MBIE
2324-2105 Improving the monitoring of the performance of the building consent system 15 March MBIE
2324-2537 Meeting with Craig Hogan from Tectonus (21 March 2024) 15 March MBIE
2324-2262 Meeting with Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s Building Advisory Panel 15 March MBIE
2324-2585 Amending the late fee process for LBP licence renewals 18 March MBIE
2324-2299 Meeting with Ian Thompson - the Build Review 18 March MBIE
2324-2325 Speech for New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors 19 March MBIE
2124-2530 Meeting with Master Plumbers 19 March MBIE
2324-2354 State of the Sector surveys summary findings report 2023 20 March MBIE
2324-2502 Initial advice on enabling 'granny flats' and other small structures 20 March MBIE
2324-2667 Summary of feedback on proposals to extend earthquake-prone building remediation deadlines and undertake a review of the system 20 March MBIE
2324-2353 Progress of territorial authorities toward identifying potential earthquake-prone buildings: 2023 reporting year 20 March MBIE
2324-2480 Event briefing - Meeting with Louise Swann, Good Building Consultant 21 March MBIE
2324-2479 Meeting with Livingstone Building (28 March) 21 March MBIE
2324-1683 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 22 March 2024 21 March MBIE
2324-2618 Meeting with Nigel Smith and Claire Falck of the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) 21 March MBIE
2324-2565 Meeting with Sustainable Steel Council 22 March MBIE
2324-1329 Amend the Building Act and Resource Consent system to make it easier to build small structures up to 60 square metres 25 March MBIE
2324-2648 Meeting with David Hayes (Thermosash) 25 March MBIE
2324-2688 Building and Construction Accessibility Programme 25 March MBIE
2324-2641 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 26 March MBIE
2324-2288 Performance Report - Building and Construction Portfolio 27 March MBIE
2324-2746 Meeting with the Insurance Council of New Zealand 27 March MBIE
2324-2759 Ministerial visit to Whanganui visit on 2 April 2024 28 March MBIE
2324-2759 Event briefing - Ministerial visit to Whanganui 28 March MBIE
2324-1684 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 29 March 2024 28 March MBIE
2324-2759 Visit to Whangarei - Golden Bay Cement and Whangarei District Council 28 March MBIE
2324-2791 Meeting with Seven Squared on 3 April 2024 28 March MBIE

February 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-1202 National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 1 February MBIE
2324-1676 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 2 February 2024 1 February MBIE
2324-1773 Budget 2024: Building and Construction summary portfolio information for your discussion with Hon David Seymour 2 February MBIE
2324-1335 Proposed legislative response to climate change challenges in the building and construction sector 2 February MBIE
2324-1531 Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board: Amendment Notice 5 February MBIE
2324-1774 Fire safety clauses – supplementary submission to regulation review committee complaint 5 February MBIE
2324-1539 Possible Extension of Earthquake Prone Building Remediation and Review of Earthquake Prone Building System 5 February MBIE
2324-1737 Electrical Workers Registration Board – Response to constituent 7 February MBIE
2324-1952 Time frame for Cabinet policy decisions on mandating product approvals 7 February MBIE
2324-0984 Chartered Professional Engineers Council – Documents for Tabling 7 February MBIE
2324-1495 Meeting with Auckland Mayor, Wayne Brown 7 February MBIE
2324-1923 Meeting with National Association of Steel Framed Housing 2024 7 February MBIE
2324-1938 Event briefing – Visit to Christchurch – Opportunity for B&C Engagement 7 February MBIE
2324-1677 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 9 February 2024 8 February MBIE
2324-1866 Meeting with Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau on 14 February 2024 8 February MBIE
2324-1969 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 9 February MBIE
2324-2025 Territorial Authority Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 12 February MBIE
2324-1872 Meeting with Nathan Te Miha from ICONIQ Group Consulting (14 February 2024) 12 February MBIE
2324-1953 Event Briefing – Meeting with the Property Council New Zealand 13 February MBIE
2324-2024 Mitre 10 Event Briefing (21 February 2024) 13 February MBIE
2324-2076 Electrical Workers Registration Board – Call for nominations 14 February MBIE
2324-1898 Progressing the first series of legislative changes to enable effective regulation of occupations in the building and construction sector 14 February MBIE
2324-1657 Engineering Associates Regisration Board – Annual Report 2021-2022 15 February MBIE
2324-1678 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 16 February 2024 15 February MBIE
2324-2074 Meeting with Offsite NZ CEO Scott Fisher on 20 February 2024 15 February MBIE
2324-1527 2024 Legislation Programme – Building and Construction Portfolio 16 February MBIE
2324-1885 Existing support for residential earthquake-prone buildings 16 February MBIE
2324-1111 Building and Construction Sector Trends - Annual Report 2023 19 February MBIE
2324-1890 Proposed changes to Regulation 5 of the Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 19 February MBIE
2324-2140 Meeting with the Association of Consulting and Engineering New Zealand on 20 February 2024 19 February MBIE
2324-1492 Meeting with Concrete NZ 2024 20 February MBIE
2324-2066 Fire safety clauses – further supplementary submissions to the Regulation review committee complaint 20 February MBIE
2324-2070 Meeting with Master Builders 20 February MBIE
2324-2156 Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board – Call for nominations 20 February MBIE
2324-1679 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 23 February 2024 22 February MBIE
2324-2151 Draft Cabinet Paper – Making it easier to build affordable, safe, healthy and durable homes and buildings 22 February MBIE
2324-2100 Meeting with Glenn Thomsen, Steel Rollformed Products 23 February MBIE
2324-2119 Event Briefing: Meeting with Engineering New Zealand 26 February MBIE
2324-2218 Meeting with Inner City Wellington on 29 February 2024 26 February MBIE
2324-2274 Electrical Workers Registration Board – Thank you letter to resigning member 27 February MBIE
2324-1608 Report on Operation Magazine: Proactive assessments of multi-storey boarding houses 27 February MBIE
2324-2198 Building Practitioners Board – nomination letters 27 February MBIE
2324-2287 Meeting with Naylor Love 28 February MBIE
2324-1680 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 1 March 2024 29 February MBIE
2324-2001 Electrical Workers Registration Board – Response to Constituent 29 February MBIE

January 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-0862 Electrical Workers Registration Board and Building Practitioners Board: Annual Reports for 2022/23 16 January MBIE
2324-1428 Proactive Release of the Building and Construction Briefing to Incoming Minister 17 January MBIE
2324-1584 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 19 January 2024 18 January MBIE
2324-1606 Visit to dams in the Marlborough District – 25 January 2024 19 January MBIE
2324-1413 Proposed changes to the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006 – Draft Cabinet Paper, Regulatory Impact Statement and Cost Recovery Impact Statement 23 January MBIE
2324-1562 Proposed approach to providing advice on building consent system commitments – Briefing Package One 23 January MBIE
2324-1566 Clarifying the definition of ‘minor variation’ to a building consent and defining ‘minor customisation’ for MultiProof 23 January MBIE
2324-1672 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 26 January 2024 25 January MBIE
2324-1727 Tabling of the Non-Departmental Appropriations report 2022/23 – Building and Construction portfolio 26 January MBIE
2324-1690 Minister’s visit to various sites around Northland 30 January MBIE
2324-1754 Event briefing - Visit to cyclone affected areas in Hawkes Bay region – 7 February 2024 30 January MBIE
2324-1632 BC-C020 Response briefing and letter 31 January MBIE
2324-1856 Meeting with representatives of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council 31 January MBIE

December 2023

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-0903 Tier 2 Briefing to Incoming Minister – Construction Sector Accord 1 December MBIE
2324-0905 Briefing for the Incoming Minister: Management of Seismic Risk 1 December MBIE
2324-1125 Findings from Operation Magazine – proactive assessments of multi-storey boarding houses in New Zealand 1 December MBIE
2324-1127 Proposals for Building Consent Levy Reset 1 December MBIE
2324-1041 Creating an efficient and productive building regulatory system 4 December MBIE
2324-1055 Improving climate change resilience and reducing building-related emissions 5 December MBIE
2324-1146 Overview of Weathertight Services 6 December MBIE
2324-1170 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 8 December 2023 7 December MBIE
2324-1275 Meeting with Leonie Freeman, Chief Executive New Zealand Property Council 7 December MBIE
2324-1272 Meeting hosted by NZ Green Building Council, and the launch of A Practical Guide to Upfront Carbon 12 December MBIE
2324-1314 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 15 December 2023 14 December MBIE
2324-0966 Enhancing Fire Safety in buildings as a key building and construction focus area 15 December MBIE
2324-0967 Proposed release of technical specification for earthquake loadings for the design of new buildings by Standards New Zealand 15 December MBIE
2324-1384 Next steps for the Construction Sector Accord 18 December MBIE
2324-1302 Possible extension of earthquake-prone building remediation deadlines 19 December MBIE
2324-1401 Overview of legislative and other priorities for Building and Construction portfolio 19 December MBIE
2324-0852 Streamlining the building consent system – immediate priority initiatives – December 2023 20 December MBIE
2324-1336 Summary of Submissions on Options for the Building Consent System Review 20 December MBIE
2324-1320 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 22 December 2023 21 December MBIE
2324-1389 Engineering Associates Registration Board Resignation 21 December MBIE
2324-1478 Additional information on the Construction Sector Accord next steps 21 December MBIE
2324-1481 Territorial Authority Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 21 December MBIE
2324-1167 Next steps and decisions for the Engineers Occupational Regulation Bill 21 December MBIE
2324-1411 Implementation of Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 21 December MBIE

November 2023

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-0970 Briefing for the Incoming Minister: 100-day manifesto commitment on mandating approval for building materials 27 November MBIE
2324-1099 Launch of NZ Construction Industry Council Guidelines 28 November MBIE
2324-1045 Territorial Authority Designation of Area for Building Emergency Management - Termination 29 November MBIE
2324-1068 Status Report – Weekly report to the Minister for Building & Construction week ending 1 December 2023 30 November MBIE
Last updated: 19 June 2024