Urban development

6.2 Building and development control

We ensure developments do not harm the environment and building works are safe and comply with the Building Code.

What we do

All cities control building and development work according to the provisions of the Building Act, the Resource Management Act and their District Plans. These controls are necessary to ensure buildings are safe and comply with the Building Code, and resources are used sustainably to protect public health and safety and to protect future users of land and buildings. They’re also needed to protect urban character and to preserve the city’s heritage.

We also administer an Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy. The policy sets in place processes to identify buildings that are below the required earthquake standards and the requirements and timeframes for building owners to bring them up to the necessary standard. Implementation of the policy is a statutory requirement.

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Measuring our performanceTop

Our targets for 2013/14 are:

* Measure may be subject to changes, following the report from the Royal Commission of Enquiry into the Christchurch Earthquakes.

What it will costTop

6.2 Building and development control Operating expenditure 2013–14 Capital expenditure
Income Expenditure Net expenditure Total
($000) ($000) ($000) ($000)
6.2.1 - Building control and facilitation (8,448) 12,934 4,486 -
6.2.2 - Development control and facilitation (3,005) 5,885 2,880 -
6.2.3 - Earthquake risk mitigation - built environment - 1,541 1,541 13,234
2013/14 6.2 Total (11,453) 20,360 8,907 13,234
2012/13 6.2 Total (10,665) 18,691 8,026 1,294