Built environment:

Te whakaheke i te para turakitanga, hanganga hoki

Minimising construction and demolition waste

​Action area B7: Develop and support initiatives to minimise construction and demolition waste

  • Update the Building Code to consider waste and climate impacts for full lifecycle of buildings, including deconstruction, when consents are lodged.
  • Continue research into the role of reused and recycled construction materials and ensure Auckland Council contracts are maximising opportunities to recover useful materials.
  • Continue to roll out the Building Out Waste tools guidelines (PDF 316 KB) to educate the wider construction industry, and support and integrate community and social enterprises into construction and demolition waste initiatives.
  • Develop a deconstruction hub that provides infrastructure for industry to exchange key materials and share best practice expertise.
  • Embed circular economic principles to address construction and demolition waste, i.e. Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (PDF 11.4 MB).
  • Use demonstration projects to drive demand for recovered materials.