"More heritage demolitions likely" [The Dominion Post Online]
Dominion Post has reaction to the proposals for Earthquake Strengthening Rules from Wellington Property Developers and Property's Council's Conal Townsend . "More heritage demolitions likely" [Link to article online.]
"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.
"Editorial: Place for good design post-quake" Nelson Mail Editorial.
The Editorial discusses the aftermath of the Christchurch quakes with reference to Nelson. It cites a study for the Nelson Council by Michael Cullen an Australian Urban Designer.
"Essentially the proposals would require all non-residential and multi-unit, multi-storey residential buildings to have a seismic capacity assessment done within five years. Owners of buildings identified as earthquake-prone would then have up to 10 years to strengthen or demolish these buildings." Consultation closes: 5pm Friday, 8 March 2013.