Information about the Council being recognised as an accredited building consent authority (BCA) and what this means when we process and issue your building consent.
Christchurch City Council is recognised as an accredited building consent authority.
This recognises that International Accreditation New Zealand has been assessed the Council in five key areas:
Assessment measures an organisation’s compliance with the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006(external link). (Amendment to these regulations comes into effect 1 July 2017).
More information on BCA accreditation can be found on the MBIE Building Performance Group website(external link).