Posted: 25 January 2017
The focus will be on unreinforced masonry buildings in four areas with a heightened risk of earthquakes, Wellington City, Lower Hutt, Marlborough and Hurunui, on routes that have high pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Funding will be available to support building owners in areas of heightened seismic risk to meet the requirements.
An Order in Council will be proposed under the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016, to modify the Building Act 2004 in relation to these buildings.
Read the Minister’s announcement on the Parliament website.
Further information is available on the MBIE Corporate website.