Priority Buildings – Earthquake Prone Buildings

26 March 2018

Priority Buildings – Earthquake Prone Buildings.

The system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings changed on 1 July 2017, when the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into force.

The new system prioritises identification and remediation of earthquake-prone buildings that either pose a high risk to life safety, or are critical to recovery in an emergency. Certain hospital, emergency, and education buildings that are earthquake prone will be ‘priority buildings’. Other earthquake-prone buildings may be priority buildings due to their location, and the potential impact of their failure in an earthquake on people. These buildings must be identified with community input.

Council seeks your feedback on the proposed priority areas identified, as well as whether there are any other routes that should be included. Your views on the acceptable level of risk, our buildings, and their uses will inform Horowhenua District Council’s decision on which thoroughfares and routes to prioritise.

Remember, the identified areas are only proposed at this stage and we welcome your thoughts and feedback via submission.

We want to know:

  1. Do you agree with the thoroughfares identified for prioritisation?
  2. If not, which thoroughfares do you disagree with and why?
  3. Are there any other thoroughfares that meet the criteria but are not listed?

Submit Online button.

Alternatively, the submission form can be downloaded under 'Related Information' or obtained from the Council Offices in Levin (126 Oxford Street), Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō (10 Bath Street), Foxton (Clyde Street); or Shannon (Plimmer Terrace), or by telephoning Council’s Customer Service Centre, Levin, on (06) 366 0999. 

All submissions should be addressed to: 

Horowhenua District Council
Submission – Priority Buildings
Private Bag 4002, Levin 5540.

Submitters should advise whether they wish to be heard when submissions are considered.  A meeting will be scheduled after the consultation period has closed. Submitters are advised that pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, all submissions shall be made available to the public.