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Dangerous Structures

Last Modified October 19, 2015

Building Control is responsible for the control of dangerous structures to ensure public safety.

Building Act - Sections 77 and 78

After viewing the structure, our building control officer will make a decision on what action should be taken. If the danger is serious, this could include immediate removal by demolition, temporary support or closure. If the danger is not considered imminent, a public notice can be served for the owner to carry out remedial works within a stipulated period. If the conditions of the notice are not met, we can apply to the Magistrates Court for an order enforcing the work.

The whole process is aimed at protecting the public from risk of injury.


If you need to report a potentially dangerous structure contact Building Control


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