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Building Amendment Bill- Submissions Are Being Accepted: The Close Off Date For Submissions Is 25 October 2018

Building Amendment Bill
Government Bill
94—1

Explanatory note

General policy statement

"This Bill amends the Building Act 2004 (the Building Act), and proposes 2 new sets of powers to improve the system for managing buildings after an emergency and to provide for investigating building failures.

Managing buildings after an emergency

This Bill proposes new powers that aim to address risks to people and property from buildings during and after an emergency. The proposed amendments seek to create a system that is clear, has proportionate impacts on personal and property rights, and ensures that heritage values are appropriately recognised. ...

"The Bill introduces into the Building Act an end-to-end process for managing buildings from response to recovery following an emergency.

The amendments in the Bill—

  • provide powers to territorial authorities (and where a state of emergency or transition period is in force, the relevant civil defence emergency management person) to manage buildings during and after an emergency event, including—

    • inspecting and placing notices on buildings:

    • evacuating and restricting entry to buildings:

      ...

    • demolishing or carrying out works to buildings that pose a risk of injury or death (including through impacts to critical infrastructure) or a risk of damage or disruption to neighbouring buildings, critical infrastructure, and public thoroughfares:

    • requiring building owners to remove or reduce risks posed by their building, on a case-by-case basis:

  • provide that the Minister for Building and Construction can choose to take direct action and make decisions to manage buildings, when warranted by the scale and impacts of an emergency event: ...

    ...

  • provide that the carrying out of works on certain heritage buildings (Category 1 or wāhi tūpuna on the New Zealand Heritage List or buildings on the National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu list) that pose a risk of injury or death is a ministerial decision and require consultation with Heritage New Zealand for works on other heritage buildings:

    Building Amendment Bill details legislative progress,  reports, links for submissions-

    https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_79050/building-amendment-bill

    Link to the Proposed Bill's Text:

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2018/0094/latest/LMS73630.html

     

     

Heritage In the New Zealand Parliament (2018)

The following are useful contacts for Heritage in Parliament:

Cabinet posts announced by the Coalition Government:

Jacinda Ardern MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Rt Hon) Jacinda Ardern MP: Prime Minster (Labour Party)
Portfolios of Arts, Culture and Heritage
jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz

 

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/ardern-jacinda/

 

 

Carmel Sepuloni MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Carmel Sepuloni MP (Labour Party)
Associate Minister for Arts and Culture and Heritage

carmel.sepuloni@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

 

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/sepuloni-carmel/

 

Grant Robertson MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Grant Robertson MP (Labour Party)
Finance Minister, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
(Grant Robertson has previously held the role of Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage and thus as  Finance Minister will have an understanding of issues related to Heritage.)

grant.robertson@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/robertson-grant/

Support Party Ministers:

Eugenie Sage MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Eugenie Sage MP (Green Party)
Minister for Conservation
(DOC has significant amounts of both built heritage and heritage sites.)

Eugenie.Sage@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/sage-eugenie/

 

 

Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Image Source Wikipedia)

Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Green Party)
Green Party Spokesperson Arts Culture and Heritage
The Greens are a support party for the current Governement and as such have a Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage. 

chloe.swarbrick@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:
https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/swarbrick-chloe/

 

Hon Nicky Wagner (Image www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Nicky Wagner MP (National Party) 
Spokesperson for Art Culture and Heritage

nicky.wagner@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:
https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/wagner-nicky/

 

This is the latest update and includes the reshuffle of roles announced by the National Party.

Heritage In the New Zealand Parliament (2017)

The following are useful contacts for Heritage in Parliament:

Cabinet posts announced by the new Coalition Government:

Jacinda Ardern MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Rt Hon) Jacinda Ardern MP: Prime Minster (Labour Party)
Portfolios of Arts, Culture and Heritage
jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz

 

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/ardern-jacinda/

 

 

Carmel Sepuloni MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Carmel Sepuloni MP (Labour Party)
Associate Minister for Arts and Culture and Heritage

carmel.sepuloni@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

 

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/sepuloni-carmel/

 

Grant Robertson MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Grant Robertson MP (Labour Party)
Finance Minister, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
(Grant Robertson has previously held the role of Labour Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage and thus as  Finance Minister will have an understanding of issues related to Heritage.)

grant.robertson@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/robertson-grant/

Support Party Ministers:

Eugenie Sage MP (Image source www.parliament.nz)

(Hon) Eugenie Sage MP (Green Party)
Minister for Conservation
(DOC has significant amounts of both built heritage and heritage sites.)

Eugenie.Sage@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/sage-eugenie/

 

 

Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Image Source Wikipedia)

Chlöe Swarbrick MP (Green Party)
Green Party Spokesperson Arts Culture and Heritage
The Greens are a support party for the current Governement and as such have a Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage. 

chloe.swarbrick@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:
https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/swarbrick-chloe/

 

Hon Paul Goldsmith MP (Image source National Party)

(Hon) Paul Goldsmith MP (National Party)
National Spokesperson for Arts Culture and Heritage

paul.goldsmith@parliament.govt.nz

www.parliament.nz profile:
https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/goldsmith-paul/

 

Note Submissions To The Bill Are Closed: Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill- Submissions To The Local Government And Environment Committee Due 17th April 2014

NZ Parliament Picture1Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill Submissions due 17th April.

A submission can be made online via this link:
http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/legislation/bills/00DBHOH_BILL12960_1/building-earthquake-prone-buildings-amendment-bill
The Bill's text can be viewed via this link:
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2013/0182/latest/versions.aspx

“PROTECT OUR REMAINING HERITAGE: STOP THE DESTRUCTION” Petition. The Presentation To The Finance And Expenditure Committee, NZ Parliament

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“PROTECT OUR REMAINING HERITAGE: STOP THE DESTRUCTION” Petition – Notes Of Presentation To Finance And Expenditure Committee, NZ Parliament"
“What needs to be done to prevent further heritage destruction following natural disasters?” Note By Dr. Ian Lochhead
"Economic reasons for saving heritage (listed and unlisted)" Note By Dr. Lynne Lochhead

“What needs to be done to prevent further heritage destruction following natural disasters?” Note By Dr. Ian Lochhead

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 Dr. Ian Lochhead has generously provided us with a copy of his "Notes for the Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee", submitted in support of the “PROTECT OUR REMAINING HERITAGE: STOP THE DESTRUCTION” Petition.  (more…)

“Economic reasons for saving heritage (listed and unlisted)” Note By Dr. Lynne Lochhead

NZ Parliament Picture1Dr. Lynne Lochhead has generously provided us with a copy of her “Economic reasons for saving heritage (listed and unlisted)” note, submitted to Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee, in support of the “PROTECT OUR REMAINING HERITAGE: STOP THE DESTRUCTION” Petition. (more…)