The Council is in the process of issuing Earthquake Prone Building (EPB) Notices to those who did not submit a seismic report by the due date.
The EPB notice must be fixed in a prominent position on or adjacent to the building. Council will be visiting the building to check the notice is attached in accordance with section 133AP of the Building Act.
The notice must not be removed or relocated without the Council’s approval. If the notice ceases to be attached or becomes illegible, the owner is required to notify the Council so a replacement notice can be issued and re affixed to the building. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to $20,000.
The EPB notice will need to remain displayed and in place until the Council notifies you that the building or part is no longer earthquake prone and removes, or authorises the removal of, the EPB notice.
To ensure a smooth transition, please advise tenants that a new notice will be affixed to the building.”
If the Notice is not displayed as required at that visit, (or any subsequent time) enforcement action will be instigated. This may include, but is not limited to, issuing Infringement Notices to each building owner in the amount of $1,000.00 each for failing to comply with requirement to attach EPB notice or EPB exemption notice as per Section 133AU(2) of the Building Act 2004.
For more information you can contact the Building Department on 03 769 8600 or email@example.com