News

MBIE releases evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system

 

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s first evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system shows that the system is working well overall, and provides useful information on how it can be further improved.

The new earthquake-prone building system came into effect on 1 July 2017, after substantial legislation changes were made around how earthquake-prone buildings are identified and managed in New Zealand.

MBIE began the evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system in 2019 to gain early insights on how well the system is working, and identify areas where it could be improved.

The resulting report – Early insights – Initial evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system – is available below.

Early insights – Initial evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system [PDF, 967 KB]