Port Hills hazard regulation extended

9:22 am on 17 September 2013

The Government has renewed a regulation that prevents people from occupying buildings at risk from natural hazards on Christchurch's Port Hills.

The Canterbury Earthquake Order 2011, which expired on Monday, extended the definition of a dangerous building to cover those at risk from the likes of rockfall, landslip or cliff collapse.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says the latest geotechnical information confirms there is still a level of risk on the Port Hills from hazards such as rolling rocks.

The new Order in Council allows existing notices to remain enforceable.

The notices apply to buildings that are not themselves dangerous but are at risk from hazards.