The Building Act 2004 defines a cable car as:
“a vehicle that carries people or goods on or along an inclined plane or a suspended cable; and that operates wholly or partly outside a building; and the traction for which is supplied by a cable or any other means. It does not include a lift that carries people or goods between the floors of a building”.
If you’re planning to install a cable car that meets this definition, you’ll need to apply for a building consent and comply with some post-installation requirements.
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To apply for a building consent you’ll need to provide:
Your post-installation responsibilities
When the cable car has been installed you’ll need to apply for a:
- Code Compliance Certificate (PDF 245 kb), which confirms that the cable car installation complies with your building consent. Read more about Code Compliance Certificates or apply now
- Compliance Schedule (PDF 67 kb), which involves supplying information from an ‘independent qualified person’ on the cable car’s maintenance requirements – such as how often it needs to be inspected (including safety checks) and what needs to be done to keep it operating safely. Read more about Compliance Schedules, or apply now.
On each anniversary of the date that you receive the Compliance Schedule, you must supply us with:
- a signed statement (PDF 65 kb) from you that the Compliance Schedule’s requirements have been met, and that the cable car has been inspected, maintained and reported for the previous 12 months
- a written statement (Form 12A) from an ‘independent qualified person’ that the cable car has been maintained to the required standards.
There is further information here about Compliance Schedules.