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Notice of Intention to Incorporate Material by Reference in Regulations Under Section 153 of the Building Act

I, Hon Poto Williams, Minister for Building and Construction, give notice under section 409 of the Building Act 2004 (“Act”) that it is proposed that as part of a definition of a moderate earthquake under section 153 of the Act to incorporate by reference the following material in Building (Dam Safety) Regulations by Order in Council:

  • New Zealand Standard 1170.5 Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand

The material to be incorporated is available free of charge on the Standards New Zealand website: or it can be viewed during working hours from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, 15 Stout Street, Wellington 6011.

If you wish to comment on the proposal to incorporate the NZS 1170.5 Structural Design Actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand by reference please email or write to the address above no later than 10 working days after the date of this notification in the New Zealand Gazette.

Dated at Wellington this 13th day of October 2021.

Hon POTO WILLIAMS, Minister for Building and Construction.