All construction, alteration, demolition and maintenance of new and existing buildings in New Zealand are subject to the processes and regulations set out in the Building Act 2004.
Building Performance on the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website contains all information related to building compliance.
As Kāpiti's local authority, the Council administers, enforces and records all day-to-day building activities.
Other relevant legislation
The Building Act 2004 applies only to the physical aspects of building work. Building proposals may also be affected by other legislation such as:
- Resource Management Act 1991 – planning and resource management.
- Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 – employee issues.