Our strategic direction
We were set up as Department of Building and Housing (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) in November 2004 to improve building quality and housing availability for New Zealanders.
Building and housing are very important to people’s daily lives, and to the wider economy - building makes up 4% of all economic activity.
Achieving our outcomes
All of our activities seek to contribute to the overall outcome for New Zealand:
A building and housing market that delivers good quality, affordable homes and buildings for New Zealanders that contribute to strong communities and a prosperous economy.
The four medium-term outcomes to achieve this are:
- A cost-effective regulatory environment for the sector that ensures public safety and good quality, affordable homes and buildings
- A market that delivers a range of houses and buildings, at prices and standards that are accessible to all New Zealanders
- A productive and innovative building and housing sector that has the right information, skills, systems and technology to do the job well and deliver good quality, affordable homes and buildings
- People participate with confidence in the building and housing market and resolve disputes in timely and cost-effective ways.
Our Statement of Intent sets out how we are going to achieve these outcomes.