The next step in improvements to the building consent system gets underway with the sector and public encouraged to have their say on how it could be improved.
The Government will build on its measures to improve competition and transparency around building materials, with its response to the Commerce Commission’s market study into Residential Building Supplies published today.
Changes have been made to legislation to give subcontractors the confidence they will be paid the retention money they are owed should the head contractor’s business fail.
The Government will take action to increase competition in the residential building supplies sector following the release of the Commerce Commission’s market study final report.
The Government is taking action to reduce waste and lower emissions from the building and construction sector in significant Building Act amendments announced today.
A new Critical Materials Taskforce will bring together industry experts to watch for emerging supply chain risks in the building and construction industry.
Law changes that introduce a new voluntary certification scheme for modular component, or prefab, manufacturers, and strengthen New Zealand’s building product certification scheme have come into force today.
The work to get more people into stable housing is continuing at pace in Christchurch, with six additional homes delivered in partnership between the government and community housing provider Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust.
The Government is driving innovation and ramping up progress in Rotorua with the first six of 37 homes delivered with the fast, modern, off-site building method known as OSM.
New Zealanders are not getting a fair deal on some key residential building supplies and while the Government has already driven improvements in the sector, a Commerce Commission review finds that changes are needed to make it more competitive.
A new three year plan to transform the construction industry into a high-performing sector with increased productivity, diversity and innovation has been unveiled by the Minister for Building and Construction Dr Megan Woods and Accord Steering group this morning.
Since forming a taskforce last month to help resolve the plasterboard shortage, good progress is being made, says the Building and Construction Minister, Dr Megan Woods says.
Seven centres around the country have secured Government funding for groundwork infrastructure like pipes and roads that will enable over 8,000 new homes to be built.
The Minister for Building and Construction Megan Woods has set up a Ministerial taskforce with key construction, building consent, and supply chain experts to look at what more can be done to ease plasterboard shortages, including the potential for legislative or regulatory change.
The last twelve months have been the busiest on record for new home consents reflecting ongoing support for the biggest Government building programme in decades.
Annual figures for the last nine months show more new homes have been consented than ever before.
A temporary accommodation village is to be built in Westport, as the Government continues to support the town’s ongoing recovery from the devastating floods in July.
The National Construction Pipeline Report 2021 released today shows the construction sector has held up well during the COVID-19 pandemic and the future outlook is positive.
New home consents continue to reach remarkable levels of growth, says Minister for Building and Construction Poto Williams.
The construction sector is building new houses at record levels, says Minister for Building and Construction Poto Williams.
The Government has provided greater assurance for homeowners with the introduction of a new code of ethics for Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs).