Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

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Hon Maurice Williamson

Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill

Government Bill



Explanatory note

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3 Principal Act

4 Section 4 amended (Principles to be applied in performing functions or duties, or exercising powers, under this Act)

5 New section 5A and cross-heading inserted

6 Section 7 amended (Interpretation)

7 Section 11 amended (Role of chief executive)

8 Section 85 amended (Offences relating to carrying out or supervising restricted building work)

9 Section 95 amended (Issue of code compliance certificate)

10 Section 112 amended (Alterations to existing buildings)

11 Subpart 6 heading in Part 2 amended

12 Cross-heading above section 121 replaced

13 Section 122 repealed (Meaning of earthquake-prone building)

14 New section 123A inserted (Application of this subpart to parts of buildings)

15 Cross-heading above section 124 amended

16 Section 124 amended (Dangerous, affected, earthquake-prone, or insanitary buildings: powers of territorial authority)

17 Section 125 amended (Requirements for notice requiring building work or restricting entry)

18 Section 128 amended (Prohibition on using dangerous, affected, earthquake-prone, or insanitary building)

19 Section 128A amended (Offences in relation to dangerous, affected, earthquake-prone, or insanitary buildings)

20 Section 129 amended (Measures to avoid immediate danger or to fix insanitary conditions)

21 Cross-heading above section 131 amended

22 Section 131 amended (Territorial authority must adopt policy on dangerous, earthquake-prone, and insanitary buildings)

23 New subpart 6A of Part 2 inserted

Interpretation and application

Seismic capacity assessments

What territorial authority must do after seismic capacity assessment

What building owner may do after seismic capacity assessment

Powers of territorial authorities in respect of earthquake-prone buildings


Time frame for completing seismic work on priority buildings

24 Section 154 amended (Powers of regional authorities in respect of dangerous dams)

25 Section 155 amended (Requirements for notice given under section 154)

26 New section 169A inserted (Chief executive must monitor application and effectiveness of subpart 6A of Part 2 (earthquake-prone buildings))

27 Section 175 amended (Chief executive may publish guidance information)

28 Section 177 amended (Application for determination)

29 Section 181 amended (Chief executive may make determination on own initiative)

30 Section 216 amended (Territorial authority must keep information about buildings)

31 Section 218 amended (Territorial authority must provide information to chief executive for purpose of facilitating performance of chief executive's function under section 169)

32 Section 222 amended (Inspections by territorial authority)

33 Section 273 amended (Chief executive must keep registers)

34 Section 274 amended (Purpose of registers)

35 New sections 275A and 275B inserted

36 Section 381 amended (District Court may grant injunctions for certain continuing breaches)

37 New section 401C inserted (Regulations: earthquake-prone buildings)

38 Section 402 amended (Regulations: general)

39 Section 405 amended (Incorporation of material by reference into regulations, certain Orders in Council, acceptable solutions, and verification methods)

40 New section 450A inserted (Application, savings, and transitional provisions relating to amendments to Act)

41 New Schedule 1AA inserted

Part 2
Amendment to Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use, and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005

42 Principal regulations

43 Regulation 7 replaced (Earthquake-prone buildings: moderate earthquake defined)

New Schedule 1AA inserted

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: