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An update on earthquake-prone buildings

Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (“Amendment Act”) received assent on 13 May 2016.  It is intended to come into effect on 13 May 2018 unless the Governor-General appoints an earlier date.  The Amendment Act is intended to update the Building Act 2004 (“Building Act”) primarily to balance the risk posed by earthquake-prone buildings with the significant cost and impact on the heritage value of upgrading those buildings.

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