New system for managing earthquake-prone buildings
From 1 July 2017 the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) takes effect.
It will ensure the way our buildings are managed for future earthquakes is consistent across the country, and provide 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 on MBIE’s Building Performance website.
- Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulations under the Building (Earthquake‐prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 [PDF 700KB]
- Consultation on proposals for regulations and methodology
- Minister’s press release on consultation on proposals for regulations and methodology
- Minister’s press release on passing of new legislation
- Some questions and answers on the new legislation [PDF 210KB]
- Read the full text of the legislation on New Zealand Legislation website
Read the cabinet papers
- Cabinet Paper: Additional decisions to improve the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings [PDF 17.1MB]
- Regulatory Impact Statement [PDF 5.9MB]
- Cabinet Minute [PDF 1.6MB]
- Cabinet Paper: Improving the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings [PDF 1.1MB]
- Regulatory Impact Statement [PDF 430KB]
- Cabinet Minute [PDF 683KB]