Tag: Building Seismic Performance Consultation

“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.

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…)