Understanding earthquake prone building legislation


Earlier this year Parliament passed legislation that requires commercial building owners to earthquake strengthen buildings currently below 34 percent of the Building Code. earthquake

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 comes into force in May 2018 and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently consulting on proposals for regulations and a methodology that will support the new Act when it takes effect.

Property Council will be making a submission on the regulations which seek to clarify key definitions and concepts.

A copy of the draft regulations and consultation document can be found here