Earthquake Prone Buildings

The following buildings are considered Earthquake Prone:

  • Old Hall
  • Drama Christi

Please note the above buildings  have been assessed by Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd. (Beca) as having an overall seismic performance of less than 33% NBS (New Building Standard).

A building with 33% NBS or less is categorised as an Earthquake Prone Building.

The Old Hall and Drama Christi have  foundation weakness which specifically resulted in the <33% assessment but that weakness, on its own, is not considered to pose any significant increase in life safety risk to occupants.

They are not  new buildings and is therefore exposing occupants to increased risk compared to a new building – however, timber structures are generally considered to pose a low risk of fatalities and low risk of wholesale collapse.

For further information please contact the Parish Office.