Building Act 2004

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Schedule 2 Buildings in respect of which requirement for provision of access and facilities for persons with disabilities applies

s 118(2)

The buildings in respect of which the requirement for the provision of access and facilities for persons with disabilities apply are, without limitation, as follows:


land, sea, and air passenger transport terminals and facilities and interchanges, whether wholly on land or otherwise:


public toilets wherever situated:




childcare centres and kindergartens:


day-care centres and facilities:


commercial buildings and premises for business and professional purposes, including computer centres:


central, regional, and local government offices and facilities:




Police stations:


hotels, motels, hostels, halls of residence, holiday cabins, groups of pensioner flats, boarding houses, guest houses, and other premises providing accommodation for the public:


hospitals, whether public or private, and rest homes:


medical and dental surgeries, and medical and paramedical and other primary health care centres:


educational institutions, including public and private primary, intermediate, and secondary schools, universities, Te Pūkenga—New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and its Crown entity subsidiaries, and other tertiary institutions:


libraries, museums, art galleries, and other cultural institutions:


churches, chapels, and other places of public worship:


places of assembly, including auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, halls, sports stadiums, conference facilities, clubrooms, recreation centres, and swimming baths:


shops, shopping centres, and shopping malls:


restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and catering facilities:


showrooms and auction rooms:


public laundries:


petrol and service stations:


funeral parlours:


television and radio stations:


car parks, parking buildings, and parking facilities:


factories and industrial buildings where more than 10 persons are employed:


other buildings, premises, or facilities to which the public are to be admitted, whether for free or on payment of a charge.

Compare: 1991 No 150 s 47A(4)

Schedule 2 paragraph (m): amended, on 25 September 2020, by clause 4(2) of the Education (Name Change for NZIST) Order 2020 (LI 2020/260).

Schedule 2 paragraph (m): amended, on 1 April 2020, by section 78(1) of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 1).