Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
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MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ: NETWORKING OF LAND BOOKS AND LAND SURVEY BOOKS "REFORM OF THE CENTURY"
 

2 May 2016 (Hina) - Construction and Zoning Minister Lovro Kuscevic on Monday announced the establishment of state administration for real estate as a result of merger of the state administration running land survey offices with land books offices within courts. Minister Kuscevic described these changes as a "the reform of the century".

The proposed changes aimed at streamlining the land records management are included in the National Reforms Programme adopted at the government session last week. The entire reform of land records management should be finalised by the end of 2020. More information...


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MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ AT THE MARKING
OF THE '5TH EUROPEAN DAY OF GEODESY AND GEOINFORMATION' DEVOTED TO RUĐER JOSIP BOŠKOVIĆ – EUROPEAN SURVEYOR OF THE YEAR 2016   

 

On Friday, 22 April 2016 a ceremony marking the '5th European Day of Geodesy and Geoinformation' devoted to Ruđer Josip Bošković, European Surveyor of the Year 2016, will be held at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts beginning at 2 p.m. The ceremony is held under the auspices of the European Parliament, the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Croatian Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Croatia.

Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević will attend the ceremony as special envoy of Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković. More information...


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MEETING ON COOPERATION WITH MALAYSIA
IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY HELD AT THE MINISTRY   

 

7 April 2016 - A delegation of Malaysian state bodies competent for energy efficiency issues visited Croatia from Monday, 4, to Wednesday, 6 April 2016. The visit included a working meeting at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, at which possibilities were discussed for exchange of experiences, expertise and technologies between the two countries in the field of energy efficiency increase in the buildings sector.

The Ministry presented to the Malaysian delegation the national Information system for energy management - ISGE. The application was developed through expert knowledge of Croatian experts within UNDP's project activities in the period from 2008 to 2013, and delivered to the State for its further use. More information...


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AMBASSADOR OF ALBANIA PAYS WORKING VISIT
TO MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING   

 

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016 the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević held a working meeting with the Ambassador of Albania Ilir Melo. In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, traditional for the two countries, possibilities of fostering economic cooperation and exchange of experiences were discussed, especially in the field of urban development and building act issuance. Strategic transport and energy infrastructure projects of common interest were discussed.

The Ambassador of Albania presented Minister Kuščević with a draft Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Urban Development between the Ministry of Urban Development of the Republic of Albania and the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of the Republic of Croatia, which the Croatian party will be glad to consider and deliver its position. More information...


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AMBASSADOR OF BULGARIA PAYS VISIT TO MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ
 

On Tuesday, 5 April 2016, the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received the visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria Tanyia Dimitrova.

The Ambassador informed the Minister of the previous activities on linking and twinning of municipalities and towns of Bulgaria and Croatia. As topics of mutual interest also the reform and merging of the cadastre and land registry, and the linking of the construction sector for purposes of joint operation on markets of third countries were highlighted. More information...


Information - Energy Efficiency

 

DEPUTY MINISTER SANDRO NIŽETIĆ AT EXPERT CONFERENCE ON ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS   
 

Deputy Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Sandro Nižetić attends today the conference on energy renovation of buildings that is being held at the Westin hotel in Zagreb within the scope of the BUILD UPON project.
 

The BUILD UPON project is the largest international cooperation project implemented in 13 European Union countries and entirely financed under the Horizon 2020 programme. The basic goal of the project is to support national governments in 13 countries to adopt improved national strategies for energy renovation of buildings. More information...


Conference programme
Project summary


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AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN IDE PAYS VISIT TO MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ 
 

Today, 22 March 2016, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan Keiji Ide visited the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević. Ambassador Ide and Minister Kuščević discussed the possibilities of improving economic cooperation between our two friendly countries. On this occasion Minister Kuščević stated that Croatia is interested in every investment that would contribute to economic growth, thereby also increasing the standard of living of Croatian citizens.

In order to further such investments and assist in their realisation, there is a special directorate within the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning dealing with the issuance of building permits for investments of state significance. More information...


Housing

 

PROPERTY VALUATION 
 

Property valuation in the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the Property Valuation Act (Official Gazette 78/2015) adopted on 3 July 2015 and in force since 25 July 2015.

Property valuation may only be performed by authorised persons: sworn court experts and sworn court valuers.

The Act deals exclusively with property market values, which are assessed by using three methods and seven procedures, and it stipulates also the manner of collecting data that valuers obtain by applying the prescribed methodology, thereupon evaluate the data and make further use thereof.  

The Ministry has developed the first stage of the Property Market Informational System, the 'eProperty' database, enabling authorised valuers and property agents simple access to useful information that is a good basis for their professional work. This database is important to ensure transparency of the property market. 


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MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ HELD WORKING MEETING WITH WORLD BANK
 

24 February 2016  - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević held a working meeting with Mr Carlos Piñerúa, Country Manager of the World Bank Office in Croatia, dealing with conditions of doing business in the Republic of Croatia and the support the World Bank can provide in this regard.

Minister Kuščević presented the short-, medium- and long-term plans that the Ministry shall realise in this term of office in the field of obtaining building permits and use permits, as well as improvement of the general investment climate; the said plans refer primarily to the creation of good-quality spatial data bases, uniform implementation of laws, transparent operation of administrative bodies and reduction in the number of procedures. Croatia wishes to be a country attractive to investors, and at the same time to develop in a sustainable manner, respecting its space and people as its highest values. More information...


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CONSTRUCTION AND PHYSICAL PLANNING MINISTER LOVRO KUŠČEVIĆ AT THE 8TH BETTER BUILDING BRUNCH
 

On 10 February 2016, organised by the Croatia Green Building Council, the symposium „Does the historic Paris Climate Change Conference COP21 have an impact, and in what way, on the future of Croatia“ was held in Zagreb.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović was a keynote speaker at the symposium, and besides other numerous renowned experts Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević also.  More information...


Follow the link below to read the statement by Minister Lovro Kuščević.


Statement by Minister Lovro Kuščević (pdf)


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KUŠČEVIĆ: THREE MAJOR STATE PROJECTS TO PROVIDE IMPETUS TO THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
 

05 February 2016 (Hina) - Minister of construction and physical planning Lovro Kuščević announced that three major State projects could provide business opportunities for almost all major Croatian construction companies, that e-Inspection would be put in place, and that he was considering the reintroduction of an act on fostering housing loans.

The construction sector was not in a good shape, although some reports refer to a slight recovery, Kuščević stated for HINA.
 

''The construction sector is in a poor condition as compared with the period of ten years ago, and needs to be supported'', minister says, announcing assistance from several sides. More information...


Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

On the date of entry to the European Union the obligation commenced of issuing energy certificates for existing buildings or self-contained building units that are being sold, and as of 01 January 2016 there is the obligation of obtaining energy certificates also for buildings that are rented out or leased and have a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², or are a separate part of a building that has a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², regardless of the floor area of that particular part.
 

For those properties for which rent or lease contracts were concluded before 01 January 2016, energy certificates are not obligatory until the expire of the respective contractual obligations. Likewise, renting in this context shall not apply to the tourist activity, therefore providers of accommodation services in holiday flats, apartments and houses are not obliged to obtain energy certificates. More information...


Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

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

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act

 



 
 
 
     
 
 
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