Published 26 October 2007Rodney District Council says it’s leading the way in the Auckland region by being the first council to be accredited as a building consent authority.
Council customer services director Geoff Mears said the purpose of the accreditation was to ensure buildings are designed, built & inspected correctly the first time. It follows the leaky building issue and is designed to lift the standards & performance of building control functions in local government.
“The accreditation means Rodney District Council has demonstrated its policies, processes, systems & staff resources meet the high standards set by the Department of Building & Housing. Achieving the accreditation was the result of several months of intensive work by the building control team.
“This very time-consuming & specialist project was achieved by the team while delivering ‘business as usual’, so it was an excellent effort all round…..
“In today’s world with new technologies, it’s unfair to rely on the builder to have all the skills & knowledge to ensure the integrity of the building.”
Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for this website.