2                                               1 August 2018



Hearings subcommittee


Minutes of a Meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,

Lower Hutt on

 Wednesday 1 August 2018 commencing at 5.00pm



PRESENT:                          Cr MJ Cousins (Chair)              

Cr S Edwards (Deputy Chair)



APOLOGIES:                  An apology from Cr Bridson was received.



IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr G Sewell, Principal Policy Advisor

Mr D Kerite, Building and Quality Assurance Manager

Ms S Haniel, Committee Advisor













Resolved: (Cr Cousins/Cr Edwards)                                  Minute No. HSC 18401

“That the apology received from Cr Bridson be accepted.”



Conflict of interest declarations


There were no conflict of interest declarations.





Earthquake-prone Priority Buildings (18/1250)

Report No. HSC2018/4/104 by the Principal Policy Advisor


The Principal Policy Advisor elaborated on the report.

In response to questions from members, the Building and Quality Assurance Manager said that officers had assessed routes with regard to whether there were unreinforced masonary buildings on those streets or not. He further said that the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 had reset the timeframe for identifying and remediating affected buildings. Building owners would be able to apply for an extension of time. However, in order to be successful, they would need to provide evidence that they were making progress toward complying with the existing timeframes.


recommended: (Cr Cousins/Cr Edwards)                       Minute No. HSC 18402

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(i)       notes the system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings changed on 1 July 2017 when the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 became effective;

(ii)     approves the Proposed Priority Routes and Earthquake-Prone Priority Buildings proposal, as attached as Appendices 1-4 to the report; and

(iii)   asks officers to respond to the submitter using the Summary of Submissions attached as Appendix 5 to the report, and offer to meet with the submitter to discuss that Summary and associated matters should he wish it.”



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 5.15 pm.







Cr MJ Cousins






CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 15th day of August 2018