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On 1 July, 2017, the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into effect. The legislation provides a nationally consistent system for managing earthquake-prone buildings. It changes the way earthquake-prone buildings are identified, assessed and managed.
For further information and guidance on the legislation refer to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website.
At a meeting on 28 June, 2018, Hastings District Council approved the central business district streets listed in the table below as priority thoroughfares for the purpose of identifying potentially earthquake-prone priority buildings.
The streets have been identified as a result of changes introduced under the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 and public consultation completed under Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2002.
|Thoroughfares for prioritisation within Hastings District|
|Eastbourne Street||Charles St||Hastings St South|
|Hastings Street||Eastbourne St East||Queen St East|
|Heretaunga Street||Tomoana Rd||Hastings St|
|Karamu Road||Eastbourne St East||Queen St East|
|King Street||Eastbourne St West||Queen St West|
|Market Street||Eastbourne St West||Queen St West|
|Nelson Street||Eastbourne St West||Queen St West|
|Queen Street||Tomoana Rd||Hastings St North|
|Russell Street||Eastbourne St East||Queen St East|
|Southland Road||Eastbourne St West||Heretaunga St West|
|Warren Street||Eastbourne St East||Queen St East|
|Note: Buildings may be on either/both sides of a street|
These streets are in an area confined within the boundaries of Eastbourne Street to Queen Street, and from Hastings Street to Southland and Tomoana Roads.1
Property file information of buildings on these thoroughfares will be reviewed to determine whether they are potentially earthquake-prone in accordance with the EPB methodology*.
Owners of buildings identified as potentially earthquake-prone will then be notified. They will be required to provide an engineering assessment within 12 months of the notification. If a time extension is required to provide an engineering assessment, please download the form from the related documents at the bottom of this page.
Once Council receives the engineering assessment, Council will then determine whether the building is earthquake-prone (in accordance with the EPB methodology), and notify the building owner of the outcome, any required remediation, and timeframes for completion.
For further information and guidance on the legislation, refer to the Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website.
*The EPB methodology is a regulatory tool that sets out the types of buildings that Council must identify as potentially earthquake-prone.
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