Government to consult on new earthquake safe policy

​A series of public meetings will be held to support the submissions process on the development of a new policy to deal with earthquake-prone buildings.

Proposals are that all non-residential and all multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings have a seismic capacity assessment within five years, with a ten year deadline for owners to either strengthen or demolish those which are found to be sub-standard.

Consultation closes at 5pm Friday, 8 March 2013.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says public submissions will be crucial and that he plans to attend several of the public meetings. 

The consultation document and an on-line response form can be found here.

Meeting schedule

​​Wellington​5 February 2013​​7.00 - 9.00pm​Michael Fowler Centre
111 Wakefield Street
​Auckland​12 February 2013​​5.30 - 7.30pm​Auckland Council
Council Chambers
Ground Floor 301
Queen Street
Auckland Central            
​​Central North Island​14 February 2013​​5.30 - 7.30pm​Convention Centre
354 Main Street​
Palmerston North
​​Central North Island​19 February 2013​​6.00 - 8.00pm​Convention Centre
354 Main Street​
Palmerston North
​Otago​21 February 2013​​5.30 - 7.30pm​Otago University
Lecture Theatre Burns
1364 Leith Walk
North Dunedin
​​Waikato​25 February 2013​​5.30 - 7.30pm​Hamilton City Council
The Reception Lounge Ground Floor
Council Chamber
Municipal Building
Garden Place
​Hawkes Bay​26 February 2013​​​5.30 - 7.30pm​Napier City Council
Council Chambers
2nd Floor
Napier City
Council Civic Building Napier​

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