Improving the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings
From December 2012 to March 2013, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) consulted on proposals to improve the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings.
The consultation document, ‘Building Seismic Performance’, outlined proposals based on the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission’s recommendations and MBIE’s review of the system.
Public meetings were held in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Palmerston North, and Napier to support the consultation process.
535 submissions were received from individuals and groups including: building owners, engineers, local government, architects, insurers and disability and heritage advocates.
Most of the proposals were supported by submitters and are included in the Government’s proposals for legislative change. Some changes were made to the Government’s original proposals as a result of feedback from the consultation.