Minor changes to the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act


The Government has decided to make some minor changes to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act to enhance the effectiveness of the Act. 

An MBIE review has found that overall the Act is working well to ensure that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying is done properly in the interests of public health and safety. The proposed changes will ensure that restrictions on plumbing work are proportionate to the risks to public safety. 

The Review is part of a series of reforms to the building laws to lift the efficiency and quality of building work in New Zealand, provide fairer outcomes if things go wrong, and instill greater confidence in the sector. 

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