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Find out about the changes in legislation relating to earthquake-prone buildings.
On Wednesday 3 March 2019 Horowhenua District Council adopted an Earthquake-prone Building Priority area. The buildings included in the identified Earthquake-prone Buildings (EPB) Priority Area of Levin are deemed as a priority building due to their location beside vehicular and pedestrian thoroughfares with sufficient traffic and the potential impact of failure in an earthquake on people.
This page is intended to let you know about the changes in legislation relating to earthquake-prone buildings. As Council moves forward with its processes this section will be updated to reflect actions taken and next steps.
There are several sources of funding for earthquake strengthening projects. You may be able to access more than one of these funding sources, although conditions are likely to apply.
You can find more information about the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings in the following sources.
The Horowhenua District has been identified as a high risk area in New Zealand, and therefore in the high seismic zone. Horowhenua District Council is administering the process of identifying earthquake-prone buildings on behalf of central government and want to help building owners through the process.