Dangerous, Affected & Insanitary Buildings Policy

​​​​​​​​​Amendment to existing Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy
Issued 12 December 2018
Submissions close 5pm Monday 21 January 2019

What is being proposed?

​The Grey District Council adopted an Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy on 14 February 2011 and amended it on 13 May 2013. 

In 2017, there was a change in legislation and subpart 6A and section 133AA were added to the Building Act, which include special provisions for earthquake-prone buildings. As a result, the Grey District Council have amended their policy to take this change into account.

​Why is this being proposed?

The proposed amendments to the policy are a direct result of changes in legislation and are as follows:

  1. Remove reference to earthquake-prone buildings from the policy, as this is now covered under separate legislation; and
  2. Insert ‘affected’ buildings as per section 121A of the Building Act. 

​What are the option​s?

There is only one practicable option, which is to update the policy and remove reference to earthquake-prone buildings as this is now outdated due to the change in legislation. A policy is still required to deal with dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings.


  • Our policy will be up to date with current legislation.
  • A policy is still required to deal with dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings.
  • ​Nil

As with the current policy, the amended policy will continue to be enforced by the Compliance and Building teams of Council.

​How to have your say 

Residents are strongly encouraged to have a say. We want to hear from as many people as possible before a decision is made, so please have your say today.

All submissions must be in writing. We will accept submissions in the following format:

  • Council submission form – online or paper
  • Email to submissions@greydc.govt.nz 
  • ​Written submissions posted to Grey District Council, PO Box 382, Greymouth or hand delivered to 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth

​You are welcome to address Council in person on your submission – if you wish to do this, please clearly indicate this in your submission. Council will hear and consider submissions at a meeting after the close-off date (most likely the February 2019 meeting).

Every submission made to the Council will be acknowledged in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, copied and made available to the public.

Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 21 January 2019.


Online Submission: Draft Dangerous, Affected & Insanitary Buildings Policy

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Do you agree with the proposed amendments to the current Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous & Insanitary Buildings Policy?
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