Pursuant to sections 181(1) and 181(3)(b) of the Building Act 2004, I hereby give notice that I have made the following direction:
(a) That it is considered necessary for the purposes of
the Building Act 2004 to determine whether the provisions of Subpart 6 of Part 2 of the Building Act 2004 concerning earthquake-prone buildings apply to buildings where only a part of the building is considered earthquake-prone;
(b) that the determination will be on the initiative of
the chief executive without an application for determination being made under section 177 of the Building Act 2004; and
(c) that the determination will be in respect of the matter of the exercise of power by the Gisborne District Council on 16 February 2010 to issue a notice
under section 124 of the Building Act 2004 that
the parapets on the building at 306 Gladstone
Road, Gisborne (Lot 2 DP 3646), were believed to be earthquake-prone (as defined in section 122 of the Building Act 2004) and requiring the parapets
to be strengthened or a report provided to the Gisborne District Council by a Chartered Professional Engineer that the parapets are not earthquake-prone.
Further information about the determinations process can
be obtained at
Dated at Wellington this 10th day of May 2012.
JOHN GARDINER, Manager Determinations (acting pursuant to the delegated authority of the Chief Executive
of the Department of Building and Housing).