Earthquake Prone Buildings

The New Plymouth District Council has maintained a public register of the seismic assessments conducted by it under the policy that the Building Act 2004 required. On 1 July 2017 the Building (Earthquake-prone buildings) Amendment Act 2016 replaced the requirement for councils to have their own policy with a national policy.

That policy provides a national earthquake-prone buildings register (confirmed earthquake-prone buildings) and a new methodology for their assessment. As such, the New Plymouth District Council will no longer present a public register of its buildings’ assessments. The information will remain on the individual property records but will not be on the Council website and remains publicly accessible by enquiry.

Further information regarding the national policy can be found at: www.building.govt.nz

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