Earthquake-prone buildings (EPB)

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).

Law changes

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 and how it affects buildings after the commencement date, 1 July 2018.

Section 133AP notices

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.

How the Council can help

Assistance with Heritage buildings and consenting.

Building owners actions after an earthquake

Follow this four-step process to ensure your building is safe after an earthquake.

Earthquake-prone buildings register

Register of earthquake-prone buildings (EPB Register)

Earthquake-prone building query form

How to get in touch if you have a query about a building.

Dangerous and insanitary buildings

The Council has a responsibility to ensure workers, residents and visitors to the city are protected against the risks unsafe buildings can pose.