- #1725122paulinem July 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Earthquake-prone buildings changes to help provinces
The government is set to change the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs), in an effort to balance the impact on provincial and small towns.The Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa announced the change, in Feilding this morning.
She says the changes will make it easier for owners of such buildings in small towns to undertake modest building work, without having to start seismic strengthening work at the same time.
Ms Salesa said previously, owners of EPBs were required to strengthen their building when a substantial alteration was undertaken.
She said the current policy was having a disproportionate impact on provincial and small towns, due to the low value of many buildings in those areas.
The new regulations will allow modest building work to be done to an EPB, such as altering a kitchen, or fitting the place out for a tenancy, without triggering the requirement to carry out strengthening work immediately.#1725126paulinem July 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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By Peter Wilson#1725182Hero42 July 15, 2019 at 4:23 pm
You are absolutely correct and I agree with you that rentals play a vital part in housing.
But I was referring to housing supply as in the current discussion of providing more housing stock for the whole country.
As we have already agreed rentals do provide houses for people to live in but they don’t improve the stock of houses for people to own as their own and we are talking about housing affordability and building houses.
Cheers 🙂#1725183Hero42 July 15, 2019 at 4:25 pm
I know but I was hoping Mommabear would be mature about the post and apologise when it was shown to be wrong but as we see from Mommabear’s posts nothing could be further from the truth.
Cheers 🙂#1725188Hero42 July 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm
You may want to check about why National didn’t change the Resource Management Act.
Labour didn’t have the numbers to block the changes and it was National’s coalition partners United Future and the Maori party who blocked the changes because what National were proposing wouldn’t have removed the bottlenecks but the protections that were in the act.
Cheers 🙂#1725224halcyonMemberMember since: May 4, 2014
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I am pleased that Andrew Little has named Meng Foon as the new Race Relations Commissioner. I think he will be a sound appointment. The previous incumbent made several dubious decisions. It will be interesting how Mr Foon goes. He is well respected by various ethnic groups. That should stand him in geed stead.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)#1725245doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6407doogie July 16, 2019 at 6:40 am
You are eager to say rentals don’t add to the housing stock but you are equally as eager to overlook the failings of KiwiBuild that are 1041 homes in shortfall of Labour’s self set target of 1000 by the year ending 31stJjune 2019. The 41 in excess of the 1000 takes into account the days in July that have seen no further houses completed
Totals Supplied by Stuff’s KiwiBuild tracker.#1725248paulinem July 16, 2019 at 10:47 am<nav class=”o-menu”>
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Sorry about the problems etc on the above post I cant seem to find the edit button
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