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What the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings means for you

Knowing and understanding the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings is important for everyone. The focus of the system is protecting people from harm in an earthquake.

Territorial authorities, engineers and building owners have key responsibilities for managing earthquake-prone buildings, to help identify priority buildings in their district.

Building users and communities will have better access to information about earthquake-prone buildings and may be asked for their input if their district has priority buildings

Up-to-date information on earthquake-prone buildings, and earthquake ratings, will help people understand how buildings are expected to perform in a moderate earthquake.

Read more about roles and responsibilities below.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: