Red tape and levies cut in first phase of major Building Act overhaul

Red tape and levies cut in first phase of major Building Act overhaul
Victoria Young
The government plans to cut red tape for prefabricated building processes, introduce minimal building product standards and reduce building levies by 13 percent as part of a major overhaul of building law. Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa announced the changes in Auckland today but has held off making announcements around occupational regulation and building insurance that were also consulted on at the same time. The government has been reviewing the Building Act since last year after identifying several longstanding pr...

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