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Building Act and Important Information

The Building Act

The Building Act 2004 aims to improve control of and encourage better practices in building design and construction to provide greater assurance to customers.

This means:

  • People who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health
  • Buildings have attributes that support the health, physical independence and well-being of the people who use them
  • People who use a building can escape from the building if it is on fire, and
  • Buildings are designed, constructed and be able to be used in ways that promote sustainable development.