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 ...

        Strengthening unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings

        Strengthening unreinforced masonry (URM) is a priority over the next year as we continue to support ...

          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...