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Building Legislation 2016 Resources

The building legislation, came into effect on 1 January 2017.

Changes for builders

The building legislation affects you in 3 areas with

  • changes to the type of buildings you can build without getting a building permit
  • changes to your accreditation process
  • the introduction of building contracts and improved dispute resolution processes.

These fact sheets provide a summary of the changes:

Changes for building surveyors

The building legislation affects you with

  • changes to the type of buildings that can be built without getting a building permit, but can be authorised by a building surveyor
  • changes to your accreditation process.

These fact sheets provide a summary of the changes:

Changes for other building practitioners

Under the legislation your accreditation process will change. You should also be aware of the changes to the Building Act which introduce a risk-based approvals process.

These fact sheets explain these changes:

Changes for plumbers

The building legislation affects you with

  • changes to the type of plumbing work you can do without getting a plumbing permit
  • the introduction of building contracts and improved dispute resolution processes, if you do very large and complex plumbing work.

These fact sheets explain these changes: