The government has proposed that owners of certain unreinforced masonry buildings will be required to secure street-facing parapets and façades, in response to the 2016 Hurunui/Kaikōura earthquake.
We have not identified the streets and properties that qualify. We expect to work closely with the Minister’s office and Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment over coming weeks as requirements are finalised and we are in a position to confirm the streets and properties in Lower Hutt that qualify.
We expect to be in a position to notify qualifying building owners in March following an Order in Council under the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016 which will be made by the government.
In the meantime, if building owners have questions about the government’s proposal they can find information on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website.