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Central Hawke's Bay District Council Successful IANZ Accreditation

Thursday 29 November 2018

Full accreditation has been successfully achieved recently by Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Building Control Authority (BCA) team.

Council has again gained IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) accreditation, following its latest two-yearly independent reassessment.

IANZ accreditation of building control processes within councils in New Zealand was introduced in 2006 as a means of ensuring that a council’s building practices met criteria and standards across a number of regulated requirements.

The accreditation process saw two Assessors on site with the BCA team for the better part of a week, auditing our procedures, systems and how Council implement these. The whole team is involved throughout the week, working with the assessors, including taking the assessors out to building inspections.

The outcome of an accreditation is defined on how many ‘non-compliances’ are recorded and what follow up is required by IANZ. The recent assessment undertaken this month returned a positive outcome with no outstanding non-compliances and therefore no further action was required by IANZ.

Building Control Authority Lead, Murray Lougher says this is an outstanding result and made possible by the continuing hard work put in by the Building Team. “It’s a great acknowledgement of our team’s commitment and dedication to achieving positive outcomes,” says Mr Lougher.

The Assessors acknowledged the good practices and performances of Central Hawke’s Bay District Council. The BCA’s computer systems in use were seen to be user friendly and gave ready access to files when required during assessment. The Assessors also highlighted the high standard of record keeping.

Chief Executive, Monique Davidson says this is a great outcome for our district. “This is a reflection of a high performing team, that over the past two years has worked hard to listen to the needs of the industry and ratepayers, while keeping up with a growth in building consent applications and inspections,” says Mrs Davidson.

The growth in Central Hawke’s Bay is unprecedented, the BCA has consented 80 new and relocated dwellings in our district this year, at a value of $19m, this is up from 48 similar consents in 2017. Our BCA is constantly seeking to improve our services to our customers and look forward to new changes and growth in 2019.

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Monique Davidson, Chief Executive |P 06 857 8060 M 027 601 1711

Doug Tate, GM Customer & Community Partnerships |P 06 857 8060 M 027 422 9977

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