Your Council

Priority routes and earthquake-prone buildings

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.

There are two criteria for identifying which roads, footpaths and other thoroughfares should be prioritised:

  • the number of vehicles and pedestrians using the route
  • the risk of unreinforced masonry buildings falling in an earthquake

The owners of unreinforced masonry buildings located on priority routes will have a shorter timeframe to make their buildings safe: seven-and-a-half years instead of 15 years.

Council has identified potential priority roads, footpaths and other thoroughfares in the Statement of Proposal. 

Timeline

The following timeframe applies to this consultation:  

  • 19 March: Consultation period begins
  • 23 April: Consultation period closes
  • June/July: Hearings and decision

This consultation is being undertaken in accordance with the Special Consultative Procedure in section 83 of the Local Government Act 2002. Following the close of submissions, submitters will have the ability to present their views to Council before the Council makes a final decision.

Hearings

We'll be holding hearings in the Council Chamber in May.

Wed 9 May 9am-11am 12noon-2pm 3.30pm-5.30pm 7pm-9pm
Thu 10 May 9am-11am 12noon-2pm 3.30pm-5.30pm 7pm-9pm
Fri 11 May 9am-11am 12noon-2pm 3.30pm-5.30pm 7pm-9pm
Tue 15 May 9am-11am 12noon-2pm 3.30pm-5.30pm 7pm-9pm
Wed 16 May 9am-11am 12noon-2pm 3.30pm-5.30pm 7pm-9pm