Priority Thoroughfares and Earthquake-prone Buildings

Status:  Open
Submissions close:  11 April

NPDC is asking for your feedback on whether certain roads, footpaths and other thoroughfares should be prioritised because of the risk of an unreinforced masonry (URM) building falling in an earthquake.

This means URM buildings on priority thoroughfares will need to assessed, and if they are found to be earthquake-prone they will be classified as priority buildings.

Owners of priority buildings will have 12.5 years to strengthen their buildings rather than the 25 years for owners of other earthquake-prone buildings.

We’ve identified four thoroughfares that could be considered to be classified as priority thoroughfares, but we’re proposing no priority classifications.


For more detail on the above read the Statement of Proposal below.

Statement of Proposal


For information on the report to the Council Meeting on 8 March 2022 see item 3 on the agenda.