"Fears of over-zealous quake-strengthening target" Heritage buildings mentioned N.B.R. article which includes comment by Inner City Residents and Business Association chairperson Geraldine Murphy.
Tag: Building Seismic Performance Consultation
Building Seismic Performance Consultation- Historic Places Aotearoa Submission
The Historic Submission is available as a PDF download.
HPA Building Seismic Performance consultation_Submission
“Buildings may be abandoned” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)
"Buildings may be abandoned" Otago Daily Times report on issues raised by Alan McMahon (Commercial Property Consultant) on earthquake strengthening of buildings in Dunedin. Article includes commentary by Dunedin City Council policy planner for heritage Glen Hazelton.
“Time pressure on precinct” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)
"Time pressure on precinct" Otago Daily Times article features Oamaru's Whitestone Trust's Chair Phil Hope's comment on the problems with the proposed 15 year time frame proposed by Government in discussion paper. Of interest,mention is made of the rental returns for their heritage buildings which are contrasted with those from Auckland.
“Quake-prone buildings policy looking shaky” [Stuff Article Online]
"Quake-prone buildings policy looking shaky" Stuff online article is reporting a possible delay in the proposed new earthquake building policy due to the number of submissions and complexity of issues raised.
(Waimate) “Mayor defends quake policy” The Timaru Herald (Online Article)
"Mayor defends quake policy" The Timaru Herald reports on the Waimate Mayor concerns for town's main street.
“Minister to see impact of quake building policy” [Otago Daily Times Online Article]
Otago Daily Times reporting that Minister Maurice Williamson to visit Waimate, Oamaru and Palmerston in May.
"Minister to see impact of quake building policy" Otago Daily Times online article.
“Town fears wrecker’s ball” Oamaru (N.Z. Herald Article Online)
"Town fears wrecker's ball" N.Z. Herald (7th march 2013) - Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust Chair Phil Hope quoted.
Media Coverage “Building Seismic Performance consultation”
"Editorial: Let common sense dictate earthquake upgrades" N.Z. Herald (7th March 2013)
"Plan a massive over reaction to quakes: super-safe landlord" N.Z. Herald (8th March 2013)
"Heritage loss a big concern" N.Z. Herald (7th March 2013)
"Devonport character buildings under threat" N.Z. Herald (7th March 2013)
"Owners face cruel dilemma" N.Z. Herald (6th March 2013)
"Building landlords cry poor" N.Z. Herald (5th March 2013)
"Multibillion-dollar surprise for proprietors of heritage sites: lawyers" N.Z Herald (4th March 2013)
"Shock in store for building owners with at-risk assets" N.Z. Herald (4th March 2013)
"Strengthening 'a cost burden with no return' " N.Z. Herald (4th March 2013) (more…)
“Bureaucrats more destructive than quakes” Herald Online Commentary
"Bureaucrats more destructive than quakes" Brian Rudman commentary on the Building Seismic Performance consultation.