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2015/082: Regarding the authority’s exercise of powers in issuing an earthquake-prone building notice for a multi-storey unreinforced masonry building

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This determination considers whether the authority correctly issued an earthquake-prone building notice for a multi-storey unreinforced masonry building. The determination also discusses the relationship between the legal test under section 122 of the Building Act 2004, the authority’s earthquake-prone building policy and the engineering methodology used at the time the earthquake-prone building notice was issued.

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