Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
Information - Housing


HOUSING RECONSTRUCTION IN FLOOD-HID AREA
TO BE COMPLETED BYleted by Aug 15   

 

9 July 2015 (Hina) - The reconstruction of family houses damaged in floods that hit the Sava river valley at Zupanja in eastern Croatia in May 2014, will be mostly completed by August 15, and everyone entitled to reconstruction will have their homes rebuilt, Zoning and Construction Minister Anka Mrak Taritas said on Thursday.
 

Mrak Taritas said that she expected around 2,100 houses to be completed and fully livable by August 15. Another 100 or so houses will be rebuilt after that date, she said, adding that this was due to ongoing legal proceedings concerning problems with property-rights relations. More information


Information - Spatial planning


PARLIAMENT TO DISCUSS SPATIAL PLANNING
DRAFT STRATEGY IN SEPT   

 

7 July 2015 (Hina) - Construction and Physical Planning Minister Anka Mrak-Taritas said on Tuesday she believed that a draft strategy of Croatia's physical development until 2030 would be ready by parliament's autumn sitting, which begins on September 15.
 
After its endorsement, a state physical plan will be adopted and is expected to be put up for public discussion this time next year, she said at a presentation of the draft strategy.
 

She said a public discussion on the draft was open until July 14, adding that the draft was an open and flexible document. She recalled that the current strategy was adopted in 1997 and that the economic aspect of the new draft was based on the development of small and medium enterprise. More information


Information - Physical Planning


MINISTRY PRESENTS SPATIAL PLANNING INFORMATION
SYSTEM TO MOLDOVAN DELEGATION  

 

Today, 1 June 2015, at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, within the framework of the twinning project „Organization, Streamlining and Computerization Process in Mapping in the Republic of Moldova“, jointly implemented by Sweden and Croatia, a presentation of the Physical Planning Information System (ISPU) was held.

Danijel Meštrić, Assistant Minister for Permits of State Significance, presented the system to representatives of Moldovan government bodies who are tasked with the development of their national spatial data information system. This project worth 1.2 million EUR, aimed at INSPIRE Directive implementation, was approved by the European Commission in 2014. The main beneficiary of the implemented project is the Agency of Land Relations and Cadastre of Moldova. One of the EU partners in the project is Croatia’s State Geodetic Administration.  More information


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GOV'T MEETS IN GUNJA, REPORTS SUBMITTED ON
RECONSTRUCTION IN FLOOD-HIT AREA 

 

13 May 2015 - In the Croatian Posavina region at Zupanja, hit by catastrophic floods last spring, 2,162 houses have been included in the government's reconstruction programme and 1,557 have been rebuilt or repaired to date, while 611 are being rebuilt or repaired, Construction and Physical Planning Minister Anka Mrak Taritas said on Wednesday while submitting a report on reconstruction in that area at a government session held in the eastern municipality of Gunja, which was also hit by last year's floods.
 

Mrak Taritas said that of the 511 houses that were being rebuilt or repaired by the state, 301 were being repaired and 210 were being built anew because damage caused to them was too extensive. More information


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DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM OF MONTENEGRO ATTENDS A WORKING MEETING AT THE MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING

 

28 April 2015 - At the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning two working meetings of several hours were held on Monday 27 April 2015 with colleagues from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro. The Montenegrin delegation was headed by Danilo Gvozdenović, Director General of the Directorate for Construction. Along with the Director General, the delegation comprised heads of the Ministry's administrative bodies responsible for building permitting, spatial planning, construction products, and inspection.

In view of their partly coinciding competences and similar problems the two ministries exchanged experiences at the meetings. The representatives of the Montenegrin and Croatian Ministry agreed that such an exchange of experiences should be continued to the mutual benefit, and the Croatian Ministry will be glad to assist the Montenegrin colleagues on their path towards European Union membership. More information


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PRESIDENT SAYS RECONSTRUCTION RESULTS IN GUNJA VISIBLE 
 

27 April 2015 - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic who visited eastern Croatian Posavina County which was hit by devastating floods last year, told reporters on Monday that the results of the reconstruction in Gunja were visible, stressing however that the biggest problems in this region were unemployment and lack of jobs. 
 

"I see changes in relation to several months ago when we were here. However, I also see problems and the fact that people don't have jobs. Even before the floods, this area was underdeveloped so further investments are needed so that jobs can be created," Grabar-Kitarovic told reporters after she held talks in Gunja with Construction and Physical Planning Minister Anka Mrak Taritas and Gunja town and Vukovar-Srijem County officials.The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level. More information


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COMMISSIONER SATISFIED WITH RECONSTRUCTION OF FLOOD-HIT AREA 
 

17 April 2015 - EU Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides, who on Friday visited eastern Croatian communities that were severely flooded in May 2014, expressed satisfaction whit what Croatia had done so far in the reconstruction of the area.

The commissioner said that the EU and Croatia must continue working on the prevention of floods and other disasters.

We consider Croatia an important partner in civil protection, Stylianides told reporters after he visited the village of Rajevo Selo and the reconstructed embankment in the valley of the River Sava. More information

 
Housing


Borka Bobovec,Ph.D., Architect:
CROATIA AND ENERGY RENOVATION 

 

Spatial and architectural solutions that fail to suit people’s needs are visible and identifiable, they are public, and as such have a major impact on the quality of life for both individuals and society as a whole. Housing as the most important component of social development of society, and consequently of economic progress, should be a socially regulated and controlled area. But not only in terms of the right to accessible housing, but also in terms of ensuring basic standards and quality of housing. That is why housing deserves major attention in planning, design and construction, whilst the quality of individual apartments, buildings or entire villages must be based on architectural excellence, the principles of sustainability and quality performance. 

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of Croatia developed the 2014–2020 Programme of energy renovation of multi-residential building, with a detailed plan for 2014–2016 including also measures for the promotion of energy efficiency in households. The Government of Croatia adopted the Programme on 24 June 2014, whereupon its implementation commenced. Out of total energy consumption in Croatia, consumption in buildings accounts for as much as 42 percent. By identifying the potential and possibilities for decreasing energy consumption in existing residential buildings, as well as by encouraging energy efficiency, improvement of housing conditions in multi-residential buildings is expected. The 2014–2012 Programme itself is focussed on improving the energy performance of existing buildings. More...



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SYMPOSIUM HELD ON NEW LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE FIELD OF PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING


15 September 2014 - The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning organised in Tuheljske toplice a three-day symposium on new legislation governing the field of physical planning and building. The symposium target audience were employees of administrative departments for physical planning and construction in counties and cities whose daily tasks consist in issuing administrative and non-administrative acts in this field. Some 280 participants attended the conference.

The Ministry extends its thanks to all the administrative departments of counties and cities that enabled their employees to participate in this symposium, since quality education and experience exchange is the best way to achieve uniform implementation of legislation and efficiency of proceedings. More...


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DONATION OF 34 AIR DRYERS
 

On Monday, 16 June 2014, the taking over of a donation of 34 air dryers MASTER was festively marked at the primary school in Drenovci. The air dryers are intended to be used for the remediation of flooded buildings in the area of Vukovar-Srijem county.

The air dryers were donated by the company Hrgić d.o.o. from Zagreb in co-operation with factory MCS Italy Spa, which together responded to the call of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and decided to participate in this highly praised way in the remediation of flooded houses, helping thereby their inhabitants to return to their homes and to normal life as soon as possible.

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning takes this opportunity to thank all the good people who by their donations and volunteering have been helping in the remediation of the flooded areas! More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ PARTICIPATES IN THE 16TH SESSION OF THE CEMAT
 

Minister Anka Mrak Taritaš participates in the 16th session of the CEMAT Council of Europe Conference held under the Greek Presidency in Napflion, Greece, on 17 June 2014. The Conference gathers ministers responsible for spatial/regional planning and representatives of 47 Council of Europe member states.
 
At the Ministerial Conference the declaration on Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European Continent shall be adopted.
 
The Republic of Croatia has a long spatial planning tradition based on the principles of an integrated spatial planning approach, and through the history of physical planning regulations also the development can be followed of the public debate institute that is a part of the spatial plan adoption procedure. Currently a new concept of e-planning is being introduced, in which public access and participation in the procedure of spatial plan development and adoption is being strengthened through several new instruments. More...


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MINISTER ANKA MRAK TARITAŠ ATTENDS UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) MEETING
 

On Wednesday 28 May, the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Anka Mrak Taritaš and the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik Andro Vlahušić participated in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting. On Tuesday 27 May, the Conference was opened by H.E. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the former Mayor of New York H.E. Michael Bloomberg; the Conference was also attended by the Mayors of Istanbul, Paris and many other cities. The Minister held a speech on the theme of the integration segment on sustainable urbanization.

On that occasion the Minister emphasised that Croatia had a long tradition of physical and spatial planning and protection, as well as the respective appropriate legal framework and institutional organization in place at the national and local level. The physical planning system successfully regulates the conditions of use, protection and management of the space of the Republic of Croatia, fulfilling thereby the preconditions for social and economic development, protection of space and environment, and rational use of natural and cultural goods. More...


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NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS (nZEB) REGIONAL CONFERENCE 
Dubrovnik, 13 May 2014


The organizer of the nZEB regional conference - the first event of this kind in Croatia - is North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. The conference is going to be held in a framework of Intelligent Energy Europe SUSTAINCO (Sustainable Energy for Rural Communities) project, highlighting the short time line for implementing nZEB standard in national legislation as for new public buildings start of the implementation of nZEB is set on 2018.

This one-day high-profile event plans to result in knowledge transfer on technical solutions and financing and procurement aspects, connecting all the stakeholders with one same interest – get the most of efficiency and sustainability from our building sector. More...


Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act
Regulation on the definition of construction works, other projects and surfaces of state and regional significance