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Ease of Doing Business in

New Zealand

New Zealand Download Profile (1691.8KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 4,595,700
GNI Per Capita (US$) 40,080
City covered Auckland

190

1

DB 2017 Rank

1

100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 1 1
0
87.01 86.96 down
0.05
Starting a Business 1 1
-
99.96 99.96
-
Dealing with Construction Permits 1 1
-
87.40 87.44 down
0.04
Getting Electricity 34 28 down
6
83.96 83.96
-
Registering Property 1 1
-
94.46 94.46
-
Getting Credit 1 1
-
100.00 100.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 1 1
-
83.33 83.33
-
Paying Taxes 11 13 up
2
90.71 90.27 up
0.44
Trading across Borders 55 53 down
2
84.55 84.55
-
Enforcing Contracts 13 12 down
1
74.25 74.25
-
Resolving Insolvency 34 32 down
2
71.43 71.41 up
0.02

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank:

1

DB 2016 Rank:

1

Change in Rank:

0

DB 2017 DTF (% points):

87.40

DB 2016 DTF (% points):

87.44

Change in DTF (% points):

down0.04

STANDARDIZED WAREHOUSE
Estimated value of warehouse NZD 2,615,466
City Auckland
Indicator New Zealand OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 10 12.1
Time (days) info_outline 93 152.1
Cost (% of warehouse value) info_outline 2.2 1.6
Building quality control index (0-15) info_outline 15 11.3
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Obtain resource consent (planning) from District Council

    Agency: District Council

    If the warehouse considered in the Doing Business case study does not comply with zoning regulations, this procedure would take 100 days and cost NZD 15,000.00.

    30 days NZD 4,780
    * 2

    Obtain works over CCTV approval by Watercare Services

    Agency: Watercare Services Ltd.

    Application for works by Watercare Services can happen at the same time as the application for Resource Consent. Physical connection cannot take place until a Resource Consent is Granted.

    7 days no charge
    3

    Obtain building consent from District Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    By law, a Building consent is required for any new structure. The recent certificate of title and the detailed plans showing the site, the foundations, drainage and bracing must be included.
    Fees for issuing a building consent vary, and there will be some government levies included. The Building Act specifies that applications be processed within 20 working days.

    The Development and Infrastructure contribution paid to the Auckland City Council does not include any contribution towards water and wastewater. This is done directly by the utility agency.

    30 days NZD 40,186
    4

    Receive foundation inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    Private certified inspectors were abolished in 2006. Because of the current lack of experienced certifiers at the local government’s district council level, there may be delays in obtaining council inspections.

    1 day no charge
    5

    Receive structural inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    A detailed inspection of the timber structure of the building is required before the roof cladding and building wraps are installed.

    1 day no charge
    6

    Receive plumbing inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    An inspection of plumbing works in any part of the building is required.

    1 day no charge
    7

    Receive cladding inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    An inspection of the building wrap and cavity construction is required before the cladding is installed.

    1 day no charge
    8

    Receive fire protection inspection by a building inspector from the Auckland Council

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    An inspection of any installation of a fire-related product is required in order to check for compliance with the building consent and the building code.

    1 day no charge
    9

    Obtain water and sewerage connection

    Agency: Watercare Services Ltd.

    The request for water and wastewater service connections is processed within 10 days after receipt of the application. BuildCo will be provided with a quote to be paid (1 day) and the approval to connect to the services is issued within 2 days.

    The water meter is installed by Watercare’s approved contractor within 15 days, as is the connection to the sewerage system.

    An Infrastructure growth contribution must be paid for all new building. This contribution is paid directly to WaterCare. It is a fixed rate cost.

    28 days NZD 13,052
    * 10

    Receive final inspection for a code compliance certificate (CCC)

    Agency: Unitary Authority: Auckland Council

    Within 5 days of the request for a code compliance certificate, there is final inspection is conducted to confirm that the building work covered by the approved building consent has been completed and that it complies with the consent and the building code. The code of compliance certificate itself is delivered within 20 days.

    25 days no charge

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.

  • Measure of quality
    Answer Score
    Building quality control index (0-15) 15.0
    Quality of building regulations index (0-2) 2.0
    How accessible are building laws and regulations in your economy? (0-1) Available online; Free of charge. 1.0
    Which requirements for obtaining a building permit are clearly specified in the building regulations or on any accessible website, brochure or pamphlet? (0-1) List of required documents; Fees to be paid; Required preapprovals. 1.0
    Quality control before construction index (0-1) 1.0
    Which third-party entities are required by law to verify that the building plans are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-1) Licensed engineer. 1.0
    Quality control during construction index (0-3) 3.0
    What types of inspections (if any) are required by law to be carried out during construction? (0-2) Inspections at various phases; Risk-based inspections. 2.0
    Do legally mandated inspections occur in practice during construction? (0-1) Mandatory inspections are always done in practice. 1.0
    Quality control after construction index (0-3) 3.0
    Is there a final inspection required by law to verify that the building was built in accordance with the approved plans and regulations? (0-2) Yes, final inspection is done by government agency. 2.0
    Do legally mandated final inspections occur in practice? (0-1) Final inspection always occurs in practice. 1.0
    Liability and insurance regimes index (0-2) 2.0
    Which parties (if any) are held liable by law for structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability or Decennial Liability)? (0-1)  Architect or engineer; Professional in charge of the supervision; Construction company; Owner or investor. 1.0
    Which parties (if any) are required by law to obtain an insurance policy to cover possible structural flaws or problems in the building once it is in use (Latent Defect Liability Insurance or Decennial Insurance)? (0-1) No party is required by law to obtain insurance ; Insurance is commonly taken in practice. 1.0
    Professional certifications index (0-4) 4.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional responsible for verifying that the architectural plans or drawings are in compliance with existing building regulations? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in architecture or engineering; Being a registered architect or engineer. 2.0
    What are the qualification requirements for the professional who supervises the construction on the ground? (0-2) Minimum number of years of experience; University degree in engineering, construction or construction management; Being a registered architect or engineer; Passing a certification exam. 2.0