Earthquake-prone Buildings Consultation

This video explains proposed changes to the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand. 

The video explains:

  • issues around earthquake risk in New Zealand
  • the current earthquake-prone buildings system 
  • the proposed changes. 

The proposals would mean that all commercial buildings would have to have a seismic capacity assessment within five years. Owners of buildings assessed as earthquake-prone would then have up to 10 years to strengthen or demolish them.