Designation of areas for emergency management of buildings

Heading: inserted, on 17 December 2019, by section 12 of the Building Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 27).

133BC Designation of areas to which this subpart applies

(1)

If a state of emergency or a transition period is in force for an area under the CDEM Act, a relevant CDEM decision-maker may designate the whole or a part of that area for the purposes of this subpart.

(2)

If an emergency arises and there is no state of emergency or transition period in force,—

(a)

a territorial authority that is responsible for the whole or a part of the affected area may, with the approval of the Minister, designate the whole or any part of the affected area for the purposes of this subpart; or

(b)

the Minister may, on the Minister’s own initiative, designate the whole or any part of the affected area for the purposes of this subpart.

(3)

For the purposes of subsection (2)(a), a territorial authority may request the Minister’s approval only for an area for which the authority is responsible, but 2 or more territorial authorities may make a joint request.

Section 133BC: inserted, on 17 December 2019, by section 12 of the Building Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 27).