Building Act 2004

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Subpart 6A—Special provisions for earthquake-prone buildings

Subpart 6A: inserted, on 1 July 2017, by section 24 of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 22).

Application and interpretation

Heading: inserted, on 1 July 2017, by section 24 of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 22).

133AA Buildings to which this subpart applies

(1)

This subpart applies to all buildings except the following:

(a)

a building that is used wholly or mainly for residential purposes (but see subsection (2)):

(b)

a farm building (being a shed or other building that is located on a farm and used primarily for farming activities or an ancillary purpose):

(c)

a stand-alone retaining wall (being a retaining wall that is not integral to the structure of a building):

(d)

a fence:

(e)

a monument (including a statue), unless the monument is capable of being entered by a person:

(f)

a wharf:

(g)

a bridge:

(h)

a tunnel:

(i)

a storage tank:

(j)

a building that is a dam:

(k)

a part of a building that is a dam.

(2)

Despite subsection (1)(a), this subpart applies to a building described in that subsection if the building—

(a)

comprises 2 or more storeys; and

(b)

either—

(i)

is a hostel, boardinghouse, or other specialised accommodation; or

(ii)

contains 3 or more household units.

Section 133AA: inserted, on 1 July 2017, by section 24 of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 22).