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.
Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Monday, 26 March 2018.
Hearing of Submissions
The hearing of submissions on Priority Buildings – Earthquake-prone Buildings will be held at 10:00am on Friday, 15 June 2018 in Council Chambers, 126 Oxford Street Levin. Please note that although the hearings are open to the public only submitters who have requested to speak at the hearings will have speaking rights.