Consultation begins today on Priority Routes

Published on 15 May 2019

Map showing Silverstream main thoroughfare as Priority Route

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.

For more information and to have your say, go to