Draft Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy

Closed: 3 June 2024

Section 131 of the Building Act 2004 (Act) requires territorial authorities to adopt a policy on dangerous and insanitary buildings. It must be reviewed at least every five years. The existing policy was adopted in 2017 and is therefore due for review.

Policies on dangerous and insanitary buildings are required to state:

  • the approach that the Council will take in performing its functions under the Act;
  • Council’s priorities in performing those functions;
  • How the policy will apply to heritage buildings.

Section 132A requires the policy to take into account affected buildings.

Section 132(2) of the Act states that “a policy may be amended or replaced only in accordance with the special consultative procedure…” (section 83 of the LGA). This statement of proposal has been prepared as a basis for consultation on the proposed changes to the policy, and to fulfil Council’s statutory obligations.


Statement of Proposal
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Draft Policy
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