Priority Areas Earthquake-Prone Buildings Consultation
October 06, 2017
Council has proposed areas in Bulls, Marton, Hunterville and Taihape which it considers have enough vehicular or pedestrian traffic to warrant prioritisation.
Earthquake-prone buildings in priority areas must be identified and remediated in half the time of other earthquake-prone buildings, to reduce the risks to life safety more promptly.
This means that Council must identify potentially earthquake-prone priority buildings for priority areas within 2.5 years, and building owners must strengthen or demolish earthquake-prone priority buildings within 7.5 years after the date the earthquake-prone building notice is issued.
Public meetings will be held in both Marton and Taihape as follows:
- 6pm Tuesday 17 October, Taihape Council Chambers
- 6pm Wednesday 18 October, Marton Council Chambers
Written submissions may be made until noon Tuesday 7 November 2017.
Those who make a written submission may also make an oral submission. Oral hearings are scheduled for 9 November 2017 at the Council Chambers in Marton.
Please indicate on your submission form if you wish to speak to your submission.