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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 came into effect on 1 July 2017 and outlines the regulatory requirements for earthquake-prone buildings.
A new formula for assessing criteria for substantial alterations to earthquake prone buildings came into effect in December 2019 and can be found in Section 11 of Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 Part 2 Amendment to Building (Specified Systems, Change of Use and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005.
Alterations must be completed under a Building Consent (BC) Application. You will either need to apply for a Building Consent or an Exemption from the need of a Building Consent (the same form is used for both). It is important to note that an Exemption will be subject to being reviewed and approved by the Building Consent Authority. Please note that all building work must comply with the Building Code.
The applicable BC application form can be found on our Building Application Forms & Fact Sheets page.
If the strengthening work is completed under a Building Consent and a Code Compliance Certificate is applied for and issued, the status of the building can be amended and the building removed from the Earthquake Prone/Likely Earthquake Prone Building List.
If the strengthening work is completed under a Building Exemption then a Code Compliance Certificate will not be issued.
The applicant will be required to submit record of works certificates and producer statements to the Building Consent Authority, as outlined on the Building Exemption. Failure to provide this information means that the building will remain listed as an Earthquake prone building.
Waimakariri District has been designated as a high risk area due to its proximity to the Alpine Fault Line and this designates the periods of time that building owners with Earthquake prone buildings have to remediate by either strengthening or demolition or a combination of both. For buildings designated as priority buildings this period is 7.5 years from the date of notification, for all other buildings it is 15 years from the date of notification. You will receive a notice and a plaque to display on your building where applicable. Waimakariri District Council and the affected building owners have been in discussion regarding these requirements.
The following list is only as accurate as the information provided to the Council by structural engineers and building owners themselves.