The Council is recognised as an accredited building consent authority (BCA). Find out what this means when we perform building control functions.

Christchurch City Council is an accredited building consent authority.

To become an accredited building consent authority International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) has assessed the Council’s ability to perform building control functions.


Every two years IANZ undertakes an accreditation assessment against the accreditation requirements set out in the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006(external link). The following are links to recent Christchurch City Council accreditation assessment reports 

More information on BCA accreditation can be found on the MBIE Building Performance Group website(external link).