22 Apr 2024

Owners of earthquake-prone buildings given more time to strengthen them

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 22 April 2024
Chris Penk

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Owners of earthquake-prone buildings will now have a four year extension on the requirement to strengthen or demolish. In a widely anticipated move, last week the government also announced it would bring forward a review of earthquake legislation, to begin immediately.

In the meantime, building owners now have until 2027 to get their buildings to scratch. Minister for Building and Construction Chris Penk speaks with Kathryn Ryan