Council flies through audit
After a week-long audit by two assessors, Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has again gained International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) accreditation
The entire CHBDC Building Control Authority (BCA) team was involved throughout the week, working with the assessors, including taking the assessors out to building inspections. The assessors audited procedures, systems and how council implements these.
IANZ accreditation of building control processes within councils in New Zealand was introduced in 2006 to ensure that a council’s building practices met criteria and standards across a number of regulated requirements.
The outcome of an accreditation is defined on how many non-compliances are recorded and what follow-up is required by IANZ. The assessment undertaken this month returned a positive outcome with no outstanding non-compliances and no further action was required by IANZ.
Building Control Authority lead Murray Lougher says this is an outstanding result and made possible by the continuing hard work put in by the building team.
“It’s a great acknowledgement of our team’s commitment and dedication to achieving positive outcomes,” says Mr Lougher.
The assessors acknowledged the good practices and performances of the CHB District Council.
The BCA’s computer systems were seen to be user friendly and gave ready access to files when required during assessment.
The assessors also highlighted the high standard of record keeping.
Chief executive Monique Davidson says this is a great outcome for the district.
“This is a reflection of a highperforming team, that over the past few two years has worked hard to listen to the needs of the industry and ratepayers, while keeping up with a growth in building consent applications and inspections,” says Mrs Davidson.
“The growth in CHB is unprecedented.
“The BCA has consented 80 new and relocated dwellings in our district this year, at a value of $19m, up from 48 similar consents in 2017. Our BCA is constantly seeking to improve our services to our customers and look forward to new changes and growth in 2019.”
The assessment undertaken this month returned a positive outcome with no outstanding non-compliances.