Building earthquake resilience

What to do if your building is earthquake-prone and how the Council can help you strengthen your home.

New earthquake-prone buildings policy

From 1 July 2017, there is a nationally consistent approach to the assessment and management of earthquake-prone buildings, along with a standardised notice and national public register of earthquake-prone buildings.

Find out more: What does the new earthquake-prone buildings policy mean?

What does the new earthquake-prone buildings policy mean?

The new Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 overwrites the Council’s existing e...

    Earthquake-prone buildings list

    Buildings identified as earthquake-prone by the Wellington City Council.

      Earthquake-prone building notices explained

      These notices indicate the building has been assessed as being earthquake-prone under the Council's ...

        Strengthen your home

        Find out what you can do to strengthen your home and keep your family safer in an earthquake.

        Earthquake-prone building professionals

        Find out which professional to talk to about an earthquake-prone building or weathertight issues.

          Using exoskeletons to strengthen buildings

          Exoskeletons are one way to strengthen an earthquake-prone building. Below are some of the factors C...

            Help for earthquake-prone building owners

            Our role is to ensure the 2004 Building Act requirements and the Council’s Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy are correctly applied, making Wellington more resilient in an earthquake – stronger and safer for all.

            Strengthening Council buildings

            We are strengthening our buildings as part of our work programme to make Wellington stronger and saf...