New Zealand Fire Service Commission
Pursuant to section 46(1) of the Building Act 2004, I give notice that copies of the following kinds of application for
a building consent must be provided to the New Zealand Fire Service Commission:
1. An application for a building consent that relates to building work to be carried out in respect of any type
of building or part of a building described in section
21A of the Fire Service Act 1975 regardless of whether the building or part of the building is sprinkler protected.
2. For the purpose of clause 1, an application for a building consent for building work means an application:
(a) where compliance with clauses C1-6, D1, F6 or F8 of the Building Code will be established other than by compliance with the provisions of an applicable compliance document; or
(b) that involves a modification or waiver of clauses
C1-6, D1, F6 or F8 of the Building Code, under section 67 of the Building Act 2004; or
(c) that involves an alteration, change in use or subdivision and affects the fire safety systems, including any building work on a specified system relating to fire safety, except where the effect on the fire safety system is minor.
3. Clause 1 does not apply to an application for a building consent for building work to be carried out in respect of:
(a) single household units;
(b) buildings in which every fire-cell is a household unit separated vertically from the other fire-cells, and each fire-cell has independent and direct egress to a safe place outside the building;
(c) an internal fit-out, unless the fit-out relates to a change of use under clause 2(c);
(d) outbuildings or ancillary buildings.
4. This notice comes into force on 7 May 2012 and replaces the previous notice dated the 14th day of
March 2005 and published in the New Zealand Gazette,
24 March 2005, No. 56, page 1432.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of May 2012.
DAVID KELLY, Acting Chief Executive, Department of Building and Housing.