Building Act 2004

The Building Act 2004 requires local authorities to implement the Building Code in respect of new structures and alterations to existing buildings. The Building Act contains a range provisions relevant to historic heritage. For example, section 131 requires territorial authorities to adopt a policy for earthquake-prone heritage buildings 4463 . Section 161 requires regional authorities to adopt a policy to apply to heritage dams 4464 .

One of the principles to be applied by those exercising functions under the Building Act is the need to facilitate the preservation of buildings of significant cultural, historical, or heritage value. 4060  A project information memorandum (PIM) is issued by territorial authorities when an application for building consent is received. A PIM must identify the heritage status of a building if relevant to the proposed building work. 4061 .

  1. Section 4(2)(l) Building Act 2004

  2. Section 35(1)(a) Building Act 2004

  3. Section 131, Building Act 2004

  4. Section 161, Building Act 2004 

Last updated at 12:17PM on November 23, 2017