Priority Routes

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The system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings has changed. The new system prioritises identifying and fixing earthquake-prone buildings that either pose a high risk to life safety, or are critical to recovery in an emergency.

Priority routes are busy roads or footpaths where falling masonry from buildings damaged in an earthquake would pose a high risk to life and public safety. Upper Hutt City Council wants to know which routes you think it should prioritise in Upper Hutt.

There are two criteria for identifying which roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares should be prioritised:

  1. A high number of vehicles and pedestrians using the route, and
  2. The risk of unreinforced masonry buildings falling in an earthquake

Council wants your feedback on our proposals for roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares that should be prioritised.

To help facilitate this consultation, Council has identified potential roads, footpaths, and other thoroughfares in a Statement of Proposal.

Click here to read/download the full Statement of Proposal.(PDF, 3MB)

Submissions on this consultation closed on Monday, 17 June 2019.