Buller District Council

Work able to continue on flood damaged homes

24th August, 2021

Tradespeople and other associated service providers can now work on flood damaged properties under Level 4, Buller District Council recovery manager Bob Dickson announced today.

“We are pleased regulations have been put in place to allow this to happen. It will help us to keep the repair of damaged homes on track throughout changes to COVID alert levels.”

The exemption applies to unoccupied red or yellow (placard) homes under the Building Act in Westport and the surrounding area, he said.

Those tradespeople, and other service providers, wishing to access flood damaged homes will have to register from the Buller District Council who may provide written approval should they meet the necessary requirements.

This can be done by e mailing bdc.intel@bdc.govt.nz.  Information and guidelines can be accessed here.

The exemption applies to tradespeople such as builders, electricians, plumbers and carpet layers as well as businesses such as hardware, plumbing and electrical suppliers.

Further information about who is eligible, rules for operating at level 4, and how to apply can be found on the BDC website www.bullerdc.govt.nz

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For further information contact
Recovery Manager
Bob Dickson
Bob.dickson@bdc.govt.nz

 

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