Managing earthquake-prone buildings
From 1 July 2017 the national earthquake-prone building system took effect under the Building Act 2004.
What the national earthquake-prone building system does
The national earthquake-prone building (EPB) system ensures the way our buildings are managed for future earthquakes is consistent across the country. It also provides more information for people using buildings, such as notices on earthquake-prone buildings and a public register.
Read more information about managing earthquake-prone buildings(external link) on our Building Performance website.
Early insights – Initial evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has undertaken an evaluation of the policy design, implementation and early outcomes of the national earthquake-prone buildings (EPB) system.
Volume 4 of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's Final Report(external link) on the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission website.
Building and construction consultations has information on our previous earthquake-prone building proposals.