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.  Submissions on the proposal closed on 2 December 2020 and Council is scheduled to adopt the new Policy, after deliberating, in 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. 



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.