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Busy Thoroughfares


Feedback on proposed ‘Busy Thoroughfares’ for the earthquake-prone buildings system

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.

Our Proposal

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.

What does it mean if a street/foothpath classified as a busy thoroughfare?

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.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

Our statement of proposal outlines our proposal in more detail:

Tell us your feedback

How to tell us what you think | He aha ōu whakaaro, korero mai

Important dates

Written feedback will be accepted from Friday, 1 October 2021 to 4pm Monday 1 November 2021.

Talk to us
  • You could call one of your
  • local councillors to
  • have a chat.
  • You can also contact us to book in to speak to the Council at a hearing on Tuesday, 23 November 2021.
  • We can also draft your feedback into a written statement. Call us on 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the district) and ask for a member of the Strategic Planning Team.