24 Apr 2013

Kapiti council working to improve consents process

10:27 pm on 24 April 2013

The Kapiti Coast District Council is at risk of losing its right to issue building consents if it doesn't rectify shortfalls found in an audit.

The three-yearly audit by International Accreditation New Zealand identified 13 deficiencies with the council's building consents process.

The council's deputy chief executive says the shortfalls relate to how the it manages and records consent forms and is confident they will all be fixed by the end of August.

Tasmin Evans says they are low level problems and don't raise any doubt over the council's judgement in issuing building consents.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is working with the council to ensure that the shortfalls are addressed quickly.