Flammable Panelling in High-rises

13 high-rise buildings in Auckland are covered in flammable aluminium panelling, but Auckland Council does not foresee any “immediate safety concerns” for the tenants. After the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) requested all councils to identify buildings covered by the Read more…

Construction Begins for Eastern Busway

The pre-construction work for the Eastern Busway, bridging Panmure and Pakuranga has finally begun. Auckland Transport explains that the project will entail the tearing down of fourteen Auckland Council-owned buildings in order to make way for archaeological investigations. According to Auckland Transport, the archaeological work is “particularly important on this Read more…

Earthquake-prone Buildings Identified

Auckland Council is anticipating challenges from building owners whose properties are identified as earthquake-prone. From November onwards, proprietors of approximately 1800 earthquake-prone buildings in Auckland are going to receive letters of notification which will inform them of their building’s status. Owners of such buildings will either be added to a Read more…