Petone Recreation Ground Grandstand assessed as Earthquake Prone

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Published: 14 September 2023

Hutt City Council advises the grandstand and function room at the Petone Recreation Ground will remain closed following confirmation the structure is an Earthquake-Prone Building under the Building Act 2004.

The grandstand seating and function room was partially closed in late May 2023 following advice from engineers the building appeared to display signs that seismic strength would be an issue.

Engineers have assessed the grandstand and clubrooms to be 20% of the National Building Standard (NBS).

Hutt City Council Chief Executive Jo Miller said public safety was paramount.

"The changing room facilities and toilets will remain open during sporting fixtures to match ground bookings. The remaining portion of the grandstand will remain closed.

“Investigation will be undertaken immediately to determine whether some building work could practically be undertaken to improve the integrity of the toilets and the changing rooms.

“Council will be asked to consider whether to commence major works to bring the grandstand up to standard or consider other options.”

The  Pito-One Projects Steering Group is developing a recommendation for renewing assets, including the grandstand as part of the Long Term Plan process.

Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA)

DSA Appendices A -D

DSA  Appendices E-H

Memo to Chief Executive Jo Miller