Proposed Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy

Closes 5 Mar 2018

Opened 5 Feb 2018


Hamilton City Council (the Council) is seeking feedback on a proposed new policy for Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings which sets out how the Council will identify and deal with dangerous and insanitary buildings.

The policy is focused on making sure people can live and work in buildings without compromising their health or safety. The policy does this by outlining processes that the Council will follow in relation to any dangerous or insanitary building that comes to the Council’s attention. The Council keeps a record of all dangerous and insanitary buildings on the property file which will be included in the LIM and which building owners will be able to access.

You can give us feedback from 5 February 2018 to 5 March 2018.


Previously the Building Act 2004 required the Council to have a policy on dangerous, earthquake‐prone and insanitary buildings. The Act was recently changed and now requires that the Council have a policy just on dangerous and insanitary buildings by 1 January 2019.

More information

For more information about what is being proposed including the proposed policy, scroll down to the “Related” heading below and click on the link to view the statement of proposal.

** Please be aware when providing personal information that all responses are part of the consultation process.  As such it may be reproduced and included in Council's public documents such as Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on Council's website at


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