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NZIA submissions

Hagley Park Cricket Pavilion by Athfield Architects. 2015 Canterbury Architecture Award winner.

The NZIA frequently prepares submissions to relevant government bodies and local councils, giving our members a collective voice around issues relating to architectural practices and impacts on our cities, towns and natural environments.

2015

Building Act Emergency Management Proposals

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a submission on the Building Act Emergency Management Proposals – Consultation Document. Members of the NZIA Resilience Working Party have actively contributed to the development of the submission. Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and a copy of the Consultation Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Institute of Architects was recently invited to make a supplementary submission on the Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill, given the previous NZIA submission on the Bill. Attached is a copy of the NZIA submission and the interim report of the Local Government and Environment Committee, which includes a copy of the revision tracked version of the bill and a report summarising the proposed changes. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Australian Productivity Commission – Review of Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement

The New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) was recently invited to submit on the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement.  The Commission was particularly interested in improvements in the movement of skilled workers, reduction in red tape and opportunities for single occupational registration.  The final report will be presented to the Australian Heads of Government and the New Zealand Prime Minister in September 2015. If you have any further questions on the NZRAB submission, please contact Paul Jackman, Chief Executive, New Zealand Registered Architects Board.

 

Submission on Standards and Accreditation Bill to Commerce Committee

Attached is a joint submission made by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ), the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia New Zealand Division (IPWEA NZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) on the Standards and Accreditation Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, NZIA Chief Executive, Kieran Shaw ACENZ Chief Executive and Kieran Devine IPENZ Interim Chief Executive.

 

2014

Submission on Proposal to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand 

Attached are the Institute and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) submissions on the proposals document, Proposals to change the occupational regulation of engineers in New Zealand. The Institute submission has been developed and discussed with the NZRAB and Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand (IPENZ). The Institute advocates that like Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng), Registered Architects should be the other professional deemed appropriate for commercial and multi-storey/multi-unit residential development.  To support this position, the Institute seeks a unified registration system for Registered Architects and Design, Licensed Building Practitioners under the NZRAB registration authority.  All correspondence on the Institute submission should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive. Correspondence on the NZRAB submission should be addressed to Paul Jackman, Chief Executive.

 

Canterbury District Council Replacement District Plan

Attached is the Canterbury Branch of the Institute submission on the Christchurch City Council Replacement District Plan - Stage 1, Priority Chapters. Further information on the notified draft plan can be found here. All correspondence should be addressed to the Canterbury Branch Chair, Colin Corsbie

 

Modernising Parental Leave

Attached is the Institute submission on the Modernising Parental Leave - discussion document. The submission has been developed in collaboration with members and Architecture + Women. Flexibility in the workplace and recognising the importance of parental care to new born development is supported by the Institute. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

PAUP Further Submission

Attached is the Auckland Unitary Plan, further submissions. For further information, please contact David Gibbs.

 

Canterbury Branch Submission – Christchurch Central Recovery Plan

Attached is the NZIA Canterbury Branch Submission on Christchurch Central Recovery Plan: A Liveable City - Draft Residential Chapter. For further information, please contact Colin Corsbie, NZIA Canterbury Branch Chair.

 

IPENZ/NZIA Submission: Developing regulations to support the new Health and Safety Work Act

Attached is the joint submission from IPENZ and the NZIA on Regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

New Zealand BIM Handbook and BIM Schedule

Attached is the Submission to the Building and Construction Partnership on the NZ BIM Handbook and Schedule. All correspondance should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief executive. 

 

Building (Earthquake-Prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission on the proposed Amendment Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Palmerston North District Plan Change No.13

Submission by the NZIA Western Branch.

 

Auckland Branch Submission on PAUP

Attached is the NZIA Auckland Branch submission on the proposed Auckland Plan. The submission is accompanied by a set of of ward maps.

 

2013

Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services

Attached is the Discussion Document on the Auckland Council Procurement of Architectural Services. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Residential Construction Sector Market Study

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Residential Construction Sector Market Study. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

NZRAB Rule Change Consultation

Attached is the NZIA submission to the NZRAB on the current rule change. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive

 

All of Government Materials Discussion Document Submission

Attached is the NZIA Submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Government Materials (AoG) Discussion Document. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

NZIA submission on changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The proposed changes update, replace, or withdraw the references to the Standards cited in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods used to establish compliance with the Building Code. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Explaining the changes to the Resource Management Act

The Resource Management Amendment Act has now passed into law and can be viewed online. The Ministry has also produced a series of seven factsheets to explain the changes.  See the ministry website for further details.

 

Submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Contracts Amendment Bill

The NZIA submission to the Commerce Select Committee on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

AACA Review of National Competency Standards in Architecture

This submission is prepared jointly by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. The NZIA and the NZRAB thank the AACA for the opportunity to provide initial feedback on the current NCSA.  For further information please contact Chief Executive, NZIA, Teena Hale Pennington or NZRAB, Chief Executive, Paul Jackman.

 

Request for information, All-of-Government provision of consultancy services to government agencies

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, who are looking to establish an All-of-Government solution for the provision of consultancy services.  The Request for Information applies to 'Architect' consultancy services. Please note that the response due date was extended to 5 July 2013. All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.

 

Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill

Attached is the NZIA submission to the Hon. Nick Smith, Minister for Housing on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill.  All correspondence should be addressed to Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive.