Building Seismic Performance consultation

Consultation closed on  8 March 2013.

The Ministry is consulting on proposed changes to the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings. The proposals set out a consistent national approach to dealing with these buildings.

Essentially the proposals would require all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings to have a seismic capacity assessment done within five years. Owners of buildings identified as earthquake-prone would then have up to 10 years to strengthen or demolish these buildings.

Building Seismic Performance consultation document

Additional information

Public meetings in February

You can also attend one of the public information meetings, which will be held during February 2013.

How to make a submission

To provide feedback on the Building Seismic Performance Consultation we encourage you to


Email it to: (please put “Building Seismic Performance consultation” in the subject line)

Fax it to: (04) 494 0290 (please put "Building Seismic Performance consultation” in the subject line)

Send it to:

Earthquake-Prone Building Review
Infrastructure and Resource Market Group
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 10729

All responses will be public information

Official Information Act 1982

Please note that all written responses will be public information. Responses may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA). The OIA specifies information is available on request unless there are grounds for withholding specific information, such as the information is commercially sensitive or personal. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.

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