EPB engineering assessments due by 15 June 2023
If you own a building that has been identified as being potentially earthquake-prone, you have until 15 June 2023 to lodge your engineering assessment with Council.
Applications for a one-off extension of time closed on the 15 April 2023.
Why is an EPB Engineering Assessment required?
Following the 2010/11 earthquake events in Canterbury a national system for identifying, assessing and managing earthquake-prone buildings came into effect on 1 July 2017.
Under the national system, councils throughout New Zealand are required to identify earthquake-prone buildings in their council boundary area. The owner of the building must then have an engineering assessment undertaken.
If the building is found to be earthquake-prone the building must be brought up to earthquake-strengthening standards. Buildings that are used mainly for residential purposes are not covered by this system, unless they are more than one-storey in height or are comprised of three or more household units.