Earthquake-Prone and Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policies

This page describes the Earthquake-Prone and Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policies and has links to the relevant documents.

In accordance with the Building Act s131, Council adopted (on 24 May 2006) policies on Earthquake-Prone and Dangerous and Insanitary buildings after using the statutory special consultative procedure.

These policies state:

  • Council’s approach to using its powers in relation to Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary buildings,
  • Council’s priorities in relation to Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary buildings and
  • How the policies will apply to Heritage Buildings.

Full versions of these policies are available from Council Offices (corner of Hagley St and Cobham Court) or download the copies below.
In accordance with the Building Act, Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Building policies must be reviewed at least once every five years.

A review has been undertaken by Council of Council's 'Earthquake-Prone Buildings Policy', and 'Council's Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy'. The Public Consultation period for these reviews closed on the 16th of May 2011.

The Strategy, Finance and Regulatory Committee met on the 16th of June 2011 and recommended Council adopt the reviewed policies. On 29 June 2011 Council adopted the reviewed policies (Item #93/11).

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