Earthquake-prone Buildings - which are the busy streets in your town?
A national system to identify earthquake-prone buildings
Under the Building Act 2004 a system has been introduced across NZ to identify and manage buildings that are expected to suffer significant damage in a moderate earthquake. These are called earthquake-prone buildings. Houses and farm buildings are generally excluded.
Earthquake-prone buildings located in places where there is high pedestrian or vehicular traffic are considered higher risk and must be strengthened or demolished earlier than other earthquake-prone buildings. These are called priority earthquake-prone buildings and we have called the routes where these are located Priority Thoroughfares.
What do we want to know from you?
We’ve already had a think about the roads and footpaths and
have prepared maps showing what we think are the Priority Thoroughfares. These are in the Statement of Proposal linked below.
But to properly establish the priority earthquake-prone buildings in the Hurunui District, the Council would like to hear from the community about what public roads, footpaths or other thoroughfares in each of the District’s towns you consider are highly used (a Priority Thoroughfare).
Would you like to extend or reduce these areas?
Do we have all busy places in your town covered?
Tell us what you think before 5pm Monday 2 December 2019.
Find out more
- Send us your submission, using this submission form, up until 5pm Monday 2 December 2019.
- Submissions will be presented to Council at their 19 December 2019 meeting. This is a public process and submitters have the option to speak at the hearing. All submissions will be considered regardless of whether you choose to speak or not.
- At this meeting, Officers will make a recommendation to the Council. The Council will choose whether to adopt the Priority Thoroughfares as recommended or to change them.
- Potentially earthquake-prone buildings along the Priority Thoroughfares will be identified and building owners will be notified in the new year about what their obligations are.