Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy

Councils are required to have a Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy (Section 131 of the Building Act 2004 (the Act)) that determines:

  • the approach Council will take in performing its statutory functions under the Act
  • Council's priorities in performing those functions
  • how the policy will apply to heritage buildings.

Council last reviewed its Policy in 2013.  Since then there have been a range of changes to the Act and we’re proposing to replace the existing Policy with a new one.   We want to hear your views before we finalise the Policy.

The closing date for written submissions is 02 December 2020 and you can tell us your views in person on 15 February 2021.  

The Statement of Proposal below explains the proposal and includes the proposed Policy.  We’ve provided a link to the existing Policy for you to compare. 

How to make a submission 

You can give your feedback by;

  • Making a submission in writing and/or
  • Talking to the Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Panel, which comprises of three Elected Members of Council, at the hearing.  

Written submissions 


Complete this form online or

  • download a copy of our printable submission form and
  • email it to submissions@kaipara.govt.nz and put ‘Buildings’ in the subject line. 
  • Post to DIAB Policy - Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340 
  • Hand to our Customer Service Officers at either Dargaville, 42 Hokianga Road or Mangawhai, 6 Molesworth Drive  


If you are not able to make a written submission you can make your submission over the phone. Phone 09 439 9299 and one of our friendly Customer Services staff will take your registration or can even fill the submission form out for you over the phone. 


A hearing is an option if you want to address the Panel in person and answer any questions Councillors may have about your feedback. You don’t have to provide a written submission to attend. To register to attend the hearing, just fill in the relevant sections of the submission form above.   

Click on the link below to find out what to expect if you want to attend a hearing.