Consenting Rebuild Monthly Report - 30 Jan 2013
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.
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.
Planning Committee received the Consenting Rebuild Monthly
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