Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hearing set for proposed buildings policy

17 March 2006

Hearing set for proposed Earthquake-Prone Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy


Submissions on the City Council’s proposed Earthquake-prone Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy will be heard in the Council Chambers on Tuam Street, starting 9.15am on Monday, 27 March, 2006.

Fifty submissions were received by Council on the policy, which must be effective by 31 May, 2006, to comply with the Building Act 2004. The new policy will eventually bring buildings up to a higher safety standard of at least 33% of the building code. To date, the minimum safety standard has been just 10% of the building code.

All 50 submitters were sent letters informing them that their submissions would be heard by a Council subcommittee. Submitters can give oral or written submissions at the hearing, in support of their original submission.

The council’s proposed policy sets out:

- How it intends to approach these new duties stipulated by the Building Act,
- Its priorities in implementing those duties, and
- How this policy will apply to heritage buildings.

The Earthquake-prone Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy will cover all buildings, but not most residential homes.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news