Tag: Maurice Williamson

“Earthquake-prone buildings policy announced” Building And Construction Minister Maurice Williamson Media Release

Maurice Williamson M.P.“Under a nationally consistent system, an estimated 15,000 to 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings will be identified through assessments within five years of legislation taking effect.  Those building owners will then have another 15 years to carry out strengthening work or have buildings demolished.  The timeframe is five years longer than initially proposed."

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

(Minister Williamson) “Promise made on buildings” Otago Daily Times (Online Article)

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''Without doubt, there is nothing like this anywhere else, and I think I can give you a watertight guarantee, whatever the policy we end up with, it is not going to see the destruction of this sort of stuff,''  Williamson quoted in Otago Daily Times article in reference to Oamaru's unique heritage buildings.

'Promise made on buildings" Otago Daily Times report on Williamson visit to Oamaru (and Palmerston and  Waimate).