Dangerous, Affected & Insanitary Buildings
Council aims to have a safe district through early detection and rectification of dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings.
This is done by
- encouraging public to discuss their development plans and obtaining a building consent for work prior to work commencing, and
- following up complaints and observations to identify potentially dangerous and/or insanitary buildings.
In our role as a regulator we do this by determining
- if there has been any unauthorised building work and/or change of use
- the standard of maintenance of any specified systems
- the state of repair of building structures and services
- the safety level of the building.
If a building is found to be dangerous and/or insanitary our compliance team will advise and liaise with the building owner. The intent is to help find mutually acceptable solutions that bring the building back to a state where it is safe and healthy.
For more details see
- our policy on dangerous, affected, and insanitary buildings [PDF, 61 KB], and
- information on noise and environmental health.
Earthquake-prone buildings are covered by the Earthquake Prone Building legislation that came into effect on 1 July 2017.