Property Council New Zealand welcomed the opportunity to provide feedback on the Building System Reform (Phase II). While we support MBIE’s intention to lift performance of the regulatory system and drive better outcomes for the sector and for New Zealanders, further work is required to ensure the reform serves its purpose.
- development of a standardised national form to building product information requirements that can be adopted by local government;
- introduction of a liability cap of 20 per cent for local government for building products to ensure a fairer allocation of risk and liability across the sector;
- incorporation of internationally recognised products to strengthen the New Zealand product certification scheme.
It is also important that there is an alignment between the Building System Reform and wider work programme to ensure consistency and quality of outcomes for all.