Heads up Jack's Point: Rubbish and recycling collections (accessed off Māori Jack Road only) will move from a Friday to a Wednesday. Your last Friday collection will be 31 May and your first Wednesday collection will be 5 June.

Building Consent Authority Accreditation

We are an accredited Building Control Authority (BCA) as well as being a Territorial Authority.


What this means

Under the Building Act 2004, a Building Consent Authority (BCA):

  • Issues Building Consents, but not if a Building Consent is required to be subject to a waiver or modification of the Building Code

  • Inspects building work for which it has granted a building consent

  • Issues Notices to Fix

  • Issues Code Compliance Certificates (CCCs)

  • Issues Compliance Schedules

Under the Building Act 2004, a Territorial Authority (TA):

  • Performs the functions of a Building Consent Authority (BCA)

  • Issues Project Information Memoranda (PIMs)

  • Grants exemptions under clause 2 of Schedule 1

  • Grants waivers and modifications of the Building Code

  • Issues Certificates of Acceptance

  • Issues and amends Compliance Schedules

  • Administers annual Building Warrants of Fitness (BWOFs)

  • Enforces the provisions relating to annual Building Warrants of Fitness

  • Decides the extent to which buildings must comply with the Building Code when:

    • They are altered; or

    • Their use is changed; or

    • Their specified intended life changes

  • Performs functions relating to dangerous, earthquake-prone, or insanitary buildings

  • Enforces duties or obligations under Section 162C where residential pools must have means of restricting access