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Legislation

Under the Building Act 2004, we're required to assess all commercial, industrial and school buildings, and residential buildings that are two or more storeys high and contain three or more household units.

On the 1st July 2017, the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into force. 

The amendment act ensures the way our buildings are managed for future earthquakes is consistent across the country, and provides more information for people using buildings. This includes notices on earthquake-prone buildings and a public register.

More information on the act and the regulations can be found on the MBIE website.