Proposed location of thoroughfares - prioritising the identification of earthquake-prone buildings

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Western Bay of Plenty District Council is assessing buildings within our District that might have unreinforced masonry that could fall in the event of an earthquake. All councils are required to prioritise the assessment of buildings that are located along a “thoroughfare”, so we are seeking your views on where "thoroughfares" are in our District.


In the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, unreinforced masonry facades fell from buildings, resulting in the loss of 39 lives. Since that event, Government has given councils a timeframe to identify and assess earthquake-prone buildings.


Western Bay of Plenty District Council has until July 2022 for any building located along a thoroughfare (and some high priority buildings such as schools) and until July 2027 for all other buildings, to make this assessment.



Thoroughfares are defined as places where there is likely to be people present and where there is potentially unreinforced masonry. Council only needs to identify thoroughfares which might have buildings with unreinforced masonry.


We are proposing the following as "thoroughfares" in the Western Bay of Plenty District:

  • Waihi Beach - along Wilson Road (from Ocean Breeze Drive to Snell Crescent)
  • Katikati - along State Highway 2 (from Hyde Street to Marshall Road)
  • Te Puke - along Jellicoe Street (from Oroua Street - by Pizza Hut - to King Street); Commerce Lane (from Jocelyn Street to Palmer Place); Palmer Place; Jocelyn Street (from Jellicoe Street to Commerce Lane).

More information:


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online below
  • Email: haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Hardcopy: You can download a printable feedback form in the Key Documents section and either:

- Post: Location of Thoroughfares, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Private Bag 12803, Tauranga 3143; OR

- Deliver to:

  1. Barkes Corner Head Office, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton
  2. Te Puke Library and Visitor information Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
  3. Katikati Library and Visitor Information Centre, 36 Main Road, Katikati
  4. Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road, Waihi Beach
  5. Omokoroa Library and Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Omokoroa.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Friday 24 July 2020.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is assessing buildings within our District that might have unreinforced masonry that could fall in the event of an earthquake. All councils are required to prioritise the assessment of buildings that are located along a “thoroughfare”, so we are seeking your views on where "thoroughfares" are in our District.


In the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, unreinforced masonry facades fell from buildings, resulting in the loss of 39 lives. Since that event, Government has given councils a timeframe to identify and assess earthquake-prone buildings.


Western Bay of Plenty District Council has until July 2022 for any building located along a thoroughfare (and some high priority buildings such as schools) and until July 2027 for all other buildings, to make this assessment.



Thoroughfares are defined as places where there is likely to be people present and where there is potentially unreinforced masonry. Council only needs to identify thoroughfares which might have buildings with unreinforced masonry.


We are proposing the following as "thoroughfares" in the Western Bay of Plenty District:

  • Waihi Beach - along Wilson Road (from Ocean Breeze Drive to Snell Crescent)
  • Katikati - along State Highway 2 (from Hyde Street to Marshall Road)
  • Te Puke - along Jellicoe Street (from Oroua Street - by Pizza Hut - to King Street); Commerce Lane (from Jocelyn Street to Palmer Place); Palmer Place; Jocelyn Street (from Jellicoe Street to Commerce Lane).

More information:


Ways to have your say:

  • Complete the feedback form online below
  • Email: haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz
  • Hardcopy: You can download a printable feedback form in the Key Documents section and either:

- Post: Location of Thoroughfares, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Private Bag 12803, Tauranga 3143; OR

- Deliver to:

  1. Barkes Corner Head Office, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton
  2. Te Puke Library and Visitor information Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
  3. Katikati Library and Visitor Information Centre, 36 Main Road, Katikati
  4. Waihi Beach Library and Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road, Waihi Beach
  5. Omokoroa Library and Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Omokoroa.


Feedback closes 4.00pm, Friday 24 July 2020.

  • We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our proposed location of thoroughfares in the Western Bay of Plenty District. 

    Council is required to consult on the location of thoroughfares in relation to earthquake-prone buildings. 

    Please read the FAQ and Statement of Proposal in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Friday 24 July 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our proposed location of thoroughfares in the Western Bay of Plenty District. 

    Council is required to consult on the location of thoroughfares in relation to earthquake-prone buildings. 

    Please read the FAQ and Statement of Proposal in the key documents section and then let us know what you think below.

    Feedback closes 4.00pm, Friday 24 July 2020.

    Privacy Act 1993: The details of your submission will be publicly available as part of the decision-making process.

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