Building System Regulatory Strategy
The Building System Regulatory Strategy – Building for the Future - outlines MBIE’s vision for the future of building regulation over the next 10 to 15 years. Launched in 2020, it sets out clear and measurable goals and action points for MBIE to achieve a high-performing building regulatory system.
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Kia ora, I’m John Sneyd, General Manager of MBIE’s Building System Performance branch.
Our job is to support the building and construction sector to be productive, efficient, economically sustainable, and confident in its ability to contribute to our economy, environment and social wellbeing.
We want a high-performing building regulatory system that supports better buildings for everyone in New Zealand.
Over the past two years, we have been taking a close look at Aotearoa’s building system and have led the development of a new Strategy – Building for the Future.
We started by looking into the big challenges the building system is facing – things like climate change, inefficient and inconsistent consenting processes, and skills shortages – and how MBIE can help address these challenges.
Building for the Future is a 10-to-15 year strategy that will help us ensure that our buildings support the health, safety, cultural and social wellbeing of our communities for future generations.
The Strategy sets out MBIE’s building system priorities across four areas, which we call the four Ps - people, products, processes and performance. We know the 4 Ps have to work together for a thriving building system.
Under each of the 4 Ps, we’ve set clear priorities for action:
- For people, we want to grow the capability and capacity of the building industry – and also focus on making sure that buildings contribute to people’s wellbeing – meaning that homes are healthy, durable and safe.
- For products, we want to encourage innovation in the industry and the uptake of new technologies.
- For processes, we want to collaborate with stakeholders to achieve the right balance of efficiency and effectiveness in our regulatory system – making sure that regulatory processes are promoting good quality outcomes but without making them too cumbersome.
- For performance, we want to drive and uphold a reputation for setting the right conditions for excellent building system performance – and make excellent performance across the system the default expectation.
I encourage you to take a look at the Strategy to learn more about how we’re improving our building system, and how that will support better buildings for all New Zealanders, now and into the future.
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The Strategy focuses on how MBIE can contribute to addressing some of the big challenges the building system needs to overcome. It aims to get the system thinking beyond the “bricks and mortar” of design and construction and on achieving positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for New Zealand and New Zealanders, now and in the future.
MBIE will work with participants across the system to ensure the building regulatory system is heading in the right direction.
Building for the Future Indicators Explorer
The Building for the Future Indicators Explorer is a new online tool that provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s building system across social, economic and environmental indicators. The explorer collates data from a range of sources and presents this in one place to track the building system’s progress against the outcomes identified in the 'Building System Regulatory Strategy – Building for the Future'. Data will be updated regularly and further information will be added as it becomes available over the next 10-15 years.
Building for the Future Indicators Explorer(external link) – MBIE Shiny app
Published: 22 Dec 2020
The Building System Regulatory Strategy – Building for the Future - outlines MBIE’s vision for the future of building regulation over the next 10 to 15 years. Launched in 2020, it sets out clear and m…
PDF, 2.4MB, 21 pages
Published: 22 Dec 2020
A one page outline of MBIE's Building System Regulatory Strategy.
We welcome your feedback on the first iteration of the Building System Regulatory Strategy at: BuildingRegulatoryStrategy@mbie.govt.nz
Last updated: 28 June 2021