Regulatory Services

Building Authority

This division has the task of controlling physical building design and construction including upgrading and maintenance through exercise of the legislation that falls under its jurisdiction.

The NCD Building Authority enforces the Building Act and Regulation Chapter 301 of the revised laws of PNG. This is the Act that regulates and controls the construction industry including;

  • The classification, construction, maintenance, alterations and demolition of buildings;
  • The use of building and the land on which the building is erected both during and after construction of the building; and
  • The erection, maintenance and demolition or hoardings.
  • The execution of an excavation or filling.

Purpose of the Building Act is to ensure structural stability and safety, to create public health and hygiene, to ensure fire protection and safety and to ensure proper design and construction of building services