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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
In this section you will find information on land zoning in the district, as well as information on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical categories and building advice.
The Land Use Recovery Plan identifies a number of areas of land suitable for new residential or business development. The Land Use Recovery Plan puts land use policies and rules in place to assist rebuilding and recovery of communities that have been disrupted by the earthquakes. Read more about the Land Use Recovery Plan on the CERA website.
Restricted Building Work is now in effect. This applies to most residential building or renovation work and only a Licensed Building Practitioner can undertake or supervise the Restricted Building Work. More information is available on the MBIE website.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have put out a brochure entitled 'Q&As about criteria for re-levelling floors and repairing cracks in foundations', based on their 'Revised Guidance on house repairs and reconstruction following the Canterbury earthquake sequence'.
MBIE has published advice for building owners to assist them in making informed decisions about the continued use of their buildings. The advice clarifies building owners responsibilities and provides information that will help building owners to effectively engage a suitably qualified Chartered Professional Engineer to carry out a Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE).
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (which incorporates the previous Department of Building and Housing) has developed three technical categories for residential foundation design. These categories will set out the foundation design requirements required on flat land in the green zone in greater Christchurch. Information about all Technical Categories is available on the CERA website.
The conditions will apply where repairs to foundations are required, or when foundation works are carried out, such as in a building extension. For more information on implications for building consents, see our Liquefaction and lateral spread page.
TC1 properties are unlikely to experience land damage from liquefaction in future large earthquakes and ground settlement is expected to be within normal levels. Standard foundations for concrete slabs and timber floors are acceptable.
It is possible TC2 properties may suffer minor to moderate land damage from liquefaction in future large earthquakes. Lightweight construction will be required, for example tin not tiled roofs, or enhanced foundations such as stiffer floor slabs that better tie the structure together.
For TC3 properties, moderate to significant land damage from liquefaction is possible in future large earthquakes. Foundation solutions are required to be based on site-specific geotechnical investigation and specific engineering foundation design. This might involve deep pile solutions.