Earthquake-prone buildings

What the Council is doing around earthquake-prone buildings. Information for building owners and visitors.

New rules for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings including the main changes and building owners’ roles and responsibilities. These are expected to come into effect between April 2017 and May 2018.

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.

Section 124 notices

The Council issues a section 124 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.

Council policy

Earthquake-prone, dangerous & insanitary buildings policy.

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.