Information about the Council being recognised as an accredited building consent authority (BCA) and what this means when we process and issue your building consent.

Christchurch City Council is recognised as an accredited building consent authority.

This recognises that International Accreditation New Zealand has been assessed the Council in five key areas:

  • Competence and experience of staff 
  • Integrity and traceability of equipment and materials
  • Technical validity of methods
  • Validity and suitability of results
  • Compliance with appropriate management systems standards and found to be competent to carry out its services in a professional, reliable and efficient manner.

Assessment measures an organisation’s compliance with the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006.

IANZ Accreditation Assessment Report 10-14 August 2015 [PDF 380KB]

IANZ Initial Assessment Follow-up Report 3-6 November 2014 [PDF 6.2 MB]

IANZ Initial Accreditation Assessment Report 8-18 July 2014 [PDF 7MB]

More information on BCA accreditation can be found on the MBIE Building Performace Group website