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Consenting Rebuild Monthly Report - 30 Jan 2013


Wednesday 30 January

Christchurch City Council Planning Committee - Consenting Rebuild Monthly report

Today the Planning Committee discussed with Council officers what actions are needed to meet the target of 100 per cent of building consents granted within 20 days.

The 100 per cent target has been set by the Council.

The Consenting Rebuild monthly report notes that for the months of October – November 2012 the number of building consents granted within 20 days remained between 93 and 95 per cent.

Chairperson Sue Wells says, “ Although the current figures are favourable compared to other consenting authorities around New Zealand the 100 percent target needs to be met to make sure the Council is fully responding to the rebuild effort.”

Christchurch City Council Building Operations Manager Ethan Stetson says staff have achieved unprecedented consistent results in the past 12 months.

“Our staff have worked hard on our processes and risen to the challenge – they have done well. The challenge now is the final march to achieve the 100 per cent target.”

Chairperson Wells says it is important to recognise the excellent knowledge and skills that the Building Consent Officers bring to the challenges of the rebuild.

“They are processing far more complex applications than before the earthquake and they have the skills to do it. But the target needs to be met. I look forward to reports on the progress made by Building Operations to further identify where and how we can do better.”

The report also noted challenges in recruiting suitably qualified Building Consent Officers and Building Inspectors. The Council is seeking people who are highly familiar with the Building Act 2004 and the Building Code.

The Planning Committee received the Consenting Rebuild Monthly report.

ENDS


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