Earthquake prone buildings

There are currently around 600 EPBs in Wellington. Around 120 of these are heritage buildings. Owners of these buildings are required to undertake work to bring them up to a satisfactory level of structural integrity. This year, we will continue to work with building owners and will develop an enhanced advisory service to support this programme of work, as promoted by Inner City Wellington and others. There will be a particular emphasis on buildings that have been identified as Priority Buildings, where timelines for strengthening will be reduced to 7.5 years. We are in liaison with Central Government around the EPB framework and will ensure that Council and Government effort is integrated and complementary.

There are currently around 600 EPBs in Wellington. Around 120 of these are heritage buildings. Owners of these buildings are required to undertake work to bring them up to a satisfactory level of structural integrity. This year, we will continue to work with building owners and will develop an enhanced advisory service to support this programme of work, as promoted by Inner City Wellington and others. There will be a particular emphasis on buildings that have been identified as Priority Buildings, where timelines for strengthening will be reduced to 7.5 years. We are in liaison with Central Government around the EPB framework and will ensure that Council and Government effort is integrated and complementary.