Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Building Policy

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All territorial authorities are required to have a policy to deal with dangerous and insanitary buildings within its district in accordance with sections 131 and 132A of the Building Act. Policies must be reviewed at no more than 5 yearly intervals. The last review was undertaken in 2016.

A scheduled review of the current dangerous and insanitary building policy highlighted some procedural improvements and identified that the provision for dealing with affected buildings was not catered for.

Affected buildings will be incorporated into the proposed policy titled “Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy”

The proposed dangerous, affected and insanitary building policy simplifies the procedures associated with actions completed in accordance with the Building Act. The amended procedure will result in the risk matrix/checklist in the current policy being encapsulated within Council’s quality system. This will mean minor changes to these tools can be made in a controlled manner without triggering a review of the policy each time.

The 'Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Building Policy' was passes by Council on Thursday 30th April.

Minutes from the meeting can be found here

All territorial authorities are required to have a policy to deal with dangerous and insanitary buildings within its district in accordance with sections 131 and 132A of the Building Act. Policies must be reviewed at no more than 5 yearly intervals. The last review was undertaken in 2016.

A scheduled review of the current dangerous and insanitary building policy highlighted some procedural improvements and identified that the provision for dealing with affected buildings was not catered for.

Affected buildings will be incorporated into the proposed policy titled “Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy”

The proposed dangerous, affected and insanitary building policy simplifies the procedures associated with actions completed in accordance with the Building Act. The amended procedure will result in the risk matrix/checklist in the current policy being encapsulated within Council’s quality system. This will mean minor changes to these tools can be made in a controlled manner without triggering a review of the policy each time.

The 'Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Building Policy' was passes by Council on Thursday 30th April.

Minutes from the meeting can be found here

  • Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Building Policy

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    19 Sep 2019

    The purpose of the policy is to identify and manage dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings in the Rotorua District, in order to reduce the risk of injury, death ill health or damage that may occur as a result of dangerous and/or insanitary buildings.

    The aim of this Policy is to;
    1. Ensure people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health.
    2. Remove or reduce the danger caused by Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings.
    3. Establish the approach Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act.
    4. The priorities that Council has in performing these functions

    In setting this policy the Council has endeavoured to strike a balance between the threats posed by Dangerous and Insanitary buildings and the broader social and economic issues affecting the community that are involved.

    Here for more information on the proposed policy

    A link to the Building Act 2004 and the section for Policy on dangerous and insanitary buildings