2015/002: Regarding the issue of a section 124 Building Act notice (relating to geotechnical hazards) on the property
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The applicant has applied for a determination regarding the authority's decision to issue a dangerous building notice on the property under section 124(1)(b) of the Act. The applicant's property is located in the Port Hills area of Christchurch in an area affected by rock fall following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes and aftershocks.
In June 2012 the authority removed a section 124 notice on the house when the property was 'green zoned' by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. However, the authority reapplied a section 124 notice in December 2012. In December 2013 CERA revised the property's status to 'red zone'.
The matter to be determined is whether the authority correctly exercised its powers in issuing a section 124 notice for the applicant's house.