Common Sense Decision on Farm Buildings
MP For Coromandel
7 July 2014
Sense Decision on Farm Buildings
The MP for Coromandel
Scott Simpson has described as common sense the decision to
exempt farm buildings from earthquake assessments.
Simpson MP says ‘As a rule, farm buildings are not places
where people spend long periods of time. We’re talking
about buildings that are shearing sheds, hay sheds, or
Mr Simpson says ‘It’s hugely
important that buildings comply with safety codes if
they’re likely to endanger public safety in an earthquake.
However, it’s unreasonable to expect our farmers to pay
for each and every one of their buildings to be assessed
under the Government’s earthquake-prone buildings
“The cost of the assessment would have been
$3000 per farmer, on average. Common sense has prevailed
here over excessive compliance” he
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