It is a statutory requirement under section 131 of the Building Act 2004 for every Council to have a Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy. Section 132(4) of that Act requires the policy to be reviewed by Council every five years. At its meeting on 26 February 2015, Council adopted the draft policy for public consultation using special consultative procedure as set out in section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002. The main changes from the earlier policy address the new legislative requirement to address “affected” (i.e. neighbouring) buildings and dangerous dams.
Council is interested in knowing the community’s views on this proposal and invites written submissions in relation to this draft policy. Submissions must be returned to Council by 12pm (noon) Thursday 2 April, 2015. You may also lodge a submission electronically here.
A Submission Hearing will be held on Thursday 30 April 2015, in the Council Chambers at the Marton Office, 46 High Street, Marton.