Council Building Inspections
Concerned a building has structural damage?
If you’re the tenant of a building that you suspect has suffered structural damage please notify the owner in the first instance and then inform Council of the address. If a building does have structural damage the owner will need to get an engineer’s report, we can advise them on the steps they need to take.
We want to encourage tenants and owners to let us know of any concerns. Contact Council on 04 570 6666 or report it online huttcity.govt.nz/rap
What about your own home?
If you’d like a professional assessment of your home, the Quakecheck service can help. A qualified builder will visit your home to check things that are commonly damaged in an earthquake, such as the chimney, foundations, roof tiles and hot water cylinder.
The assessment costs $160 (including GST) no matter how long it takes, and you’ll get a written report setting out the priorities and indicative costs of any work needed to make your home safer. Request an assessment.
Queensgate update: 17 March
The affected northeastern corner of Queensgate Mall has been removed and the traffic cordon has also come down. All roads are now open.
Parking around Queensgate:
There are currently fewer car parks available at Queensgate Mall.
Currently our advice is for people who usually park in Queensgate Mall to consider the Riverbank Car park. It is a short 5-10 minute walk to the CBD from this car park where people can park all day for $4, or $0.70 cents per hour. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays there is no charge.
It’s also important that people keep to parking time restrictions. If people stay over time it restricts access for other shoppers and those wanting to do business in the CBD.
Earthquake Support Subsidy provides financial support for businesses and self-employed or sole traders while they manage through the impact of the 14 November 2016 earthquakes.
Who is eligible, how to find out more information and how to apply