Thoroughfares & Strategic Routes

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On 1 July 2017 changes were introduced to the Building Act 2004 that affect the way potentially earthquake-prone buildings are identified and, if deemed earthquake prone, how they are managed. One of the changes provides for public consultation, to assist Council in identifying the most vulnerable buildings on routes with high vehicular or pedestrian traffic or of strategic importance.

The Act defines these buildings as priority buildings, and the timeframes for identifying, strengthening or demolishing them are shortened. Once they have been notified by Council, owners of priority buildings have 12.5 years to strengthen or demolish them. This is a significantly shorter timeframe than the Act allows for other earthquake-prone buildings which is 25 years.

At its meeting on 8 December 2021 Council approved in principle the areas identified as higher traffic areas and the absence of any strategic routes.

Now we’re asking you, our community, about these routes and areas.


Have your say!

We'd love to hear what you think. The 'Thoroughfares & Strategic Routes Consultation Document' is available for download in the documents section, or on request from our council service centres. Once you've read the consultation document, you can complete the short survey below to have your say.

At the end of the survey you can select to talk to Councillors about your feedback at a hearing which will be held in Alexandra during March 2022. If you choose to do so, you will be contacted closer to the time with further details.

Make your submission before 5pm on Friday 21 January 2022.

On 1 July 2017 changes were introduced to the Building Act 2004 that affect the way potentially earthquake-prone buildings are identified and, if deemed earthquake prone, how they are managed. One of the changes provides for public consultation, to assist Council in identifying the most vulnerable buildings on routes with high vehicular or pedestrian traffic or of strategic importance.

The Act defines these buildings as priority buildings, and the timeframes for identifying, strengthening or demolishing them are shortened. Once they have been notified by Council, owners of priority buildings have 12.5 years to strengthen or demolish them. This is a significantly shorter timeframe than the Act allows for other earthquake-prone buildings which is 25 years.

At its meeting on 8 December 2021 Council approved in principle the areas identified as higher traffic areas and the absence of any strategic routes.

Now we’re asking you, our community, about these routes and areas.


Have your say!

We'd love to hear what you think. The 'Thoroughfares & Strategic Routes Consultation Document' is available for download in the documents section, or on request from our council service centres. Once you've read the consultation document, you can complete the short survey below to have your say.

At the end of the survey you can select to talk to Councillors about your feedback at a hearing which will be held in Alexandra during March 2022. If you choose to do so, you will be contacted closer to the time with further details.

Make your submission before 5pm on Friday 21 January 2022.

Page last updated: 15 December 2021, 07:35