Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
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HUNGARIAN AMBASSADOR, H.E. JÓZSEF ZOLTÁN MAGYAR, PAYS VISIT TO MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ 
 

On Thursday, 16 March 2017, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević had a meeting with the Hungarian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. József Zoltán Magyar.

Ministar Kuščević informed Ambassador Magyar about current projects of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. Furthermore, both sides pointed out their satisfaction with the cooperation of the two countries to date and expressed their wish to further deepen mutual relations.


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MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT AND
SPATIAL PLANNING OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO SHAL ON A WORKING VISIT TO MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ 

 

15 March 2017 - The Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received the visit of the Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Kosovo Ferat Shal and his associates.
 

At the meeting projects of the Ministry were discussed, with an emphasis on the reform of the physical planning system and the legalisation of illegally built construction works. Minister Kuščević presented our experience along with proposals on how to accelerate and improve the legalisation process. The ministers pointed out their satisfaction with the cooperation of the two countries to date as well as their good relations. More information...


Physical Planning - Information

 

AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA SMILJANA KNEZ PAYS WORKING VISIT TO MINISTER LOVRO KUŠČEVIĆ
 

8 March 2017 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received a visit by Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia Smiljana Knez and Jakob Štunf, M.Sc., Minister Plenipotentiary, Economic Counsellor with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

At the meeting the importance was emphasised of continued cooperation between our two neighbouring and amicable countries. Minister Kuščević was particularly interested in Slovenian experiences in the field of organisation and regulation of the cadastre and of cadastral data. In this context the need for a visit of a delegation from Croatia, particularly from the State Geodetic Administration, to the Republic of Slovenia was discussed, to provide an opportunity to learn directly about Slovenia’s experience in this field.


Physical Planning - Information

 

LAND SURVEYING OFFICES OFFER ELECTRONIC FILING AND ISSUANCE OF DOCUMENTS
 

3 March 2017 (Hina) - Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday formally marked the beginning of a new service of the electronic filing and issuance of documents in the country's Land Surveying Administration that will simplify procedures for document provision in this administration.

Plenkovic said that the implementation of the application One Stop Shop was an important headway in efforts to merge the land registry offices currently at municipal courts and the offices of the Land Surveying Administration. All this makes procedures simpler, faster and more efficient, he added. More information...


Energy Efficiency - Information

 

KUŠČEVIĆ: PROGRAMMES OF ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS ALSO TO CONTRIBUTE TO GROWTH OF CROATIAN BUILDING INDUSTRY 
 

10 February 2017 (Hina) - On Friday, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević pointed out that through the programmes of energy renovation of buildings good effects will be achieved in terms of energy, and that these programmes will also contribute to the growth of the Croatian building sector.

At the opening of the final conference Strategy 2.0 within the framework of the Build Upon project, Minister Kuščević pointed out that over the past year the Government, through the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, has been actively carrying out its energy efficiency policy. He reminded that at the beginning of his term of office he presented his short-, medium- and long-term goals, with exactly energy efficiency being the first and most important short- and medium-term goal. More information...


Construction - Information

 

EUR 16 MLN FAST ROAD SECTION IN NORTH CROATIA INAUGURATED
 

6 February 2017 (Hina) - Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Monday opened a 6.4-kilomtre-long section of the fast road Zlatar Bistrica - Andrasevec, worth HRK 120 million, saying that the new road would improve the road connections in the Hrvatsko Zagorje region. 'This fast road will mean a lot for local population, but it will also help those travelling to the Marija Bistrica Shrine. The continuation of the construction of the fast road to Popovec would facilitate traffic in this region and better connect the A4 highway leading from Hungary to Zagreb, and  Varazdin with the Macelj-bound road. It is a step forward in the enhancement of Croatia's road infrastructure,' Plenkovic said.
 

Also present at the inauguration were Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic and Construction and Zoning Minister Lovro Kuscevic. More information...


Activities

 

MEETING BETWEEN MINISTER LOVRO KUŠČEVIĆ AND MINISTER OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UAE DR. ABDULLAH BELHAIFI ALNUAIMI
 

10 January 2017 - Within the framework of the 30th Business & Economics Society International Conference held in Abu Dhabi from 8 to 11 January 2017, Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević participated, together with the Ministry's Secretary General Nikolina Nežić, in the work of the Conference and in the visit to the United Arab Emirates. At the conference, they held a presentation on doing business in Croatia, with emphasis on the building procedure in our country.

During the three-day visit, Minister Kuščević had a number of working meetings. Among others, in Dubai he met with the Minister of Infrastructure Development of the UAE Dr. Abdullah Belhaifi AlNuaimi and associates, with whom he discussed strengthening joint cooperation between the UAE and the Republic of Croatia, especially on the programme of developing infrastructure facilities, stimulated housing construction and spatial planning. More information...


Activities

 

NUMEROUS PROJECTS LAUNCHED IN 2016
AND TO BE CONTINUED IN 2017

 

January 2017 (HINA) - Resuming 2016, at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning it is pointed out that a successful year is behind them in which numerous projects and amendments to legislation were launched, announcing their continuation in 2017

Minister Lovro Kuščević points out that the energy renovation programme in the buildings sector has been intensified. In 2016, all funds available for pilot projects for energy renovation of buildings of educational institutions were disbursed. Based on pilot projects, a total of 105 decisions were passed launching projects of energy efficiency increase of buildings of nursery schools and schools, pupils’ halls of residence, polytechnics, etc. These projects are financed under the EU Operational Programme "Competitiveness and Cohesion" from 2014 to 2020, and by the Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.
More information...


Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF FAMILY HOUSES 
 
Zagreb, 15 February 2017 - In 2016, the co-financing programme was additionally amended due to the use of resources from EU funds within the framework of the Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Programme. As envisaged in the Government Programme of 2014, since 2016 funds have been drawn from European funds, this being the reason for the necessary additional adjustment of co-financing conditions. Up to 2020, for housing sector renovation, 100 million EUR are available to Croatia, out of which cca 30 million are designated for the renovation of family houses.

Currently not all the elements of the adjusted programme are known yet, however they will be published on our website as soon as available, therefore we advise you to continue to follow our website.  More information...


Physical Planning - Activities

 

FIRST PHASE OF THE MAJOR REFORM OF JOINING THE CADASTRE AND LAND REGISTERS COMPLETED  
 

January 2017 - Minister Kuščević points out the completion of the first phase of the major reform of joining the cadastre and land registers. In the territory of Croatia, the Joint Information System (ZIS) of land registers and cadastre has been established.

During 2016, land registers and cadastres of Dalmatia and Istria were included in this system, as well as those of Karlovac County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Vukovar-Srijem County, and the City of Zagreb. The largest Dalmatian branch office for cadastre in Split-Dalmatia County was included in the joint system in May, and the City of Zagreb, as the largest and most complex system, was included in late 2016. By including the City of Zagreb, the multiannual process of establishing the joint information system has been completed.


Construction

 

BUILDING GUIDE
 

If you own land or an existing building, you should first check whether and what kind of construction or reconstruction is allowed. The first step you need to do is to check the purpose of the plot in the spatial plan of your municipality or city. The representative body of the local government, municipal council or city council adopts a spatial plan after a public debate has been carried out.

Contact the competent office for construction and physical planning in your area for more information about what in a particular area is allowed to be built, and what is not allowed, that is, which permits need to be obtained. More information...

 
Energy Efficiency - Activities

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ: ENERGY RENOVATION SHALL EFFECTUATE SAVINGS, IMPROVE ACCOMMODATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS THE VISUAL PERCEPTION OF THE CITY OF KARLOVAC
 
Karlovac, 11 November 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević and Minister of Health Prof. Milan Kujundžić, Ph.D., visited today Karlovac General Hospital on occasion of an event marking the completion of hospital energy renovation works.

On this occasion Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević expressed his satisfaction about completion of energy renovation works on Karlovac General Hospital prior to the beginning of the winter and heating season, as, according to his words, „owing to this project, annual financial savings amounting to about 4 million kuna shall be achieved“.  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...


Press releases

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ RECEIVED INAUGURAL VISIT BY AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA AND AMBASSADOR OF MONTENEGRO
 
 
Zagreb, 9 November 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received an inaugural visit by the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria Andreas Wiedenhoff and by the Ambassador of Montenegro Boro Vučinić.

The two interlocutors confirmed the friendly relations between the two countries and the continuation and advancement of the good cooperation that has been in place to date. More information...

  
Construction

 

FOREIGN PERSONS PERFORMING PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
 

A foreign legal person that is established in an EEA contracting state and performs physical planning, design and/or professional construction supervision activities, construction activities, building project management activities or activities of testing and preliminary studies may perform in the Republic of Croatia, on a temporary or occasional basis, those activities which it is certified to perform pursuant to the legislation of the country in which it is established, after it submits a written statement to that effect to the Ministry.


The statement form
 with enclosures shall be sent by mail to the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. More information...

 
Construction

 

FOREIGN PERSONS PERFORMING PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
 

Establishing of compliance (validation) of designs is prescribed by Articles 96 and 97 of the Building Act (OG 153/13).

The main design and detailed design developed according to foreign regulations shall be deemed as designs developed in accordance with this Act (OG 153/13), provided that the procedure of establishing compliance with the Croatian legislation and the code of practice (hereinafter: validation) was carried out. More information...


Energy Efficiency - Activities

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONFERENCE 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development'
 
21 September 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević and associates participated yesterday in the international energy efficiency conference 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development' taking place in Banja Luka on 20 and 21 September.
 
At the conference Minister Kuščević presented the results and directions of further energy efficiency development in the Republic of Croatia. 'Croatia is a country that with its achievements in energy efficiency is leading even among European countries' – Minister said. More information...

 
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UTILITY MANAGEMENT 
 
In terms of the Utility Management Act, utility management means carrying out utility activities, and in particular, provision of utility services and financing of construction and maintenance of facilities and equipment of the communal infrastructure as a comprehensive system in the area of local self-government units as well as counties.
 
The local self-government units and legal and natural persons which carry out utility services are obliged pursuant to the Utility Management Act and special regulations to ensure permanent and quality performance of utility activities and maintenance of municipal facilities and equipment in a state of functional operability. Likewise, they are obliged to ensure their operation to be public and the performance of utility services to be based on the principles of sustainable development. More information...

Public Utility Management
Public utility charge

   
Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

Significant financial savings are achieved by energy renovation of buildings, that is, by increase in energy efficiency. Energy audit implementation is the first step in the energy renovation of buildings.
 

The term „energy renovation“ implies, among other things, increasing the heat retention of the external building envelope, replacement of outer window and door frames and replacement or upgrading of the heating system. More information...

Information about open and closed national invitations and tenders can see on the website of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency

 
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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