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We are seeking your feedback on our proposal to classify some streets and footpaths in Waihi and Paeroa as busy thoroughfares, which means unreinforced masonry earthquake-prone buildings on these streets will need to be fixed in half the timeframe as earthquake-prone buildings on less busy streets/thoroughfares.
As part of the implementation of central governments earthquake-prone building system we’re proposing to classify the following streets in Paeroa as busy thoroughfares; Belmont Rd, Normanby Rd, Willoughby St and Wharf St. We’re also proposing to classify Seddon St and Rosemont Rd in Waihi as busy thoroughfares.
If streets/footpaths are classified as ‘busy thoroughfares’, unreinforced masonry buildings that are earthquake-prone and are located on those streets, will be classified as ‘priority buildings’. This means they’ll need to be brought up to earthquake standards in half the timeframe as other buildings that are located in less busy areas in the District. This is because they pose a greater risk to life and property.
Our statement of proposal outlines our proposal in more detail:
Written feedback will be accepted from Friday, 1 October 2021 to 4pm Monday 1 November 2021.