Building Act 2004

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Purpose and principles

3 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is to provide for the regulation of building work, the establishment of a licensing regime for building practitioners, and the setting of performance standards for buildings, to ensure that—

    • (a) people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health; and

    • (b) buildings have attributes that contribute appropriately to the health, physical independence, and well-being of the people who use them; and

    • (c) people who use a building can escape from the building if it is on fire; and

    • (d) buildings are designed, constructed, and able to be used in ways that promote sustainable development.

    Compare: 1991 No 150 s 6(1)