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?

Priority Buildings

Priority buildings are considered a higher risk because of their construction type, use or location....

    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 ...

          Unreinforced-masonry (URM) strengthening programme

          Strengthening unreinforced masonry (URM) is a priority as we continue to support Wellington becoming...

            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...