Council get IANZ consent approval
The Queenstown Lakes District Council looks set to retain its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.
Following a biennial audit, International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) ordered the council to undertake 10 corrective actions or risk losing accreditation in May.
A new assessment was undertaken in October and the subsequent report advises a rec- ommendation for accreditation to continue will be made once two final corrective action requests are cleared.
A council statement says the actions are ‘‘minor’’.
‘‘One requires a change to ensure that amendments to building consent applications are not issued with separate code compliance certificates. The other requires a review and revision of the way specified systems are described,’’ the statement says.
The council has been given until January 27 to complete the actions.
The report noted that compliance had ‘‘improved considerably’’ since the last assessment in May.
Council planning and development manager Tony Avery said the outcome of the IANZ review reflected the huge amount of work that the Building Control Team had carried out since the beginning of the year.
Changes included recruiting more staff.