The system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings has changed. The new system prioritises identifying and fixing earthquake-prone buildings that either pose a high risk to life safety, or are critical to recovery in an emergency.
Priority routes are busy roads or footpaths where falling masonry from buildings damaged in an earthquake would pose a high risk to life and public safety. Upper Hutt City Council wants to know which routes you think it should prioritise in Upper Hutt.
There are two criteria for identifying which roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares should be prioritised:
- A high number of vehicles and pedestrians using the route, and
- The risk of unreinforced masonry buildings falling in an earthquake
Council wants your feedback on our proposals for roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares that should be prioritised.
To help facilitate this consultation, Council has identified potential roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares in a Statement of Proposal.
We would like your response to the following questions:
- Do you agree with the thoroughfares we identified for prioritisation?
- If not, which thoroughfares do you disagree with and why?
- Are there any other thoroughfares that meet the criteria but are not listed?
Printed copies are also available at these locations:
- Council reception | 838 – 842 Fergusson Drive
- Upper Hutt Central Library | 844 Fergusson Drive
- Pinehaven Library | Corner Pinehaven Road and Jocelyn Crescent
Submissions close 5.00 pm Monday, 17 June 2019.
If you have any questions concerning this matter please contact:
Building Control Services Manager
(04) 527 2169