What we're doing around earthquake-prone buildings (EPB) including information for building owners and visitors.
In July 2017 new rules for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings, including the main changes and building owners’ roles and responsibilities came into effect.
The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016(external link) changes how earthquake-prone buildings are identified and dealt with under the Building Act 2004(external link).
The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 and how it affects buildings after the commencement date, 1 July 2017.
The Council issues a section 133AP notice to require the owner of a building to do work, erect a hoarding, fence or warning sign, or to take action regarding earthquake-prone buildings.
Assistance with Heritage buildings and consenting.
Follow this four-step process to ensure your building is safe after an earthquake.
Register of earthquake-prone buildings (EPB Register)
How to get in touch if you have a query about a building.
The Council has a responsibility to ensure workers, residents and visitors to the city are protected against the risks unsafe buildings can pose.