Public meeting - Living with Earthquake Risk – have we got it right?

Watch the Livestream recording here.

About this event: More Wellingtonians will be living in apartment buildings in coming decades, if the city embraces denser living for practical and environmental reasons. However many of those currently living in apartment complexes are facing a myriad of challenges, from increasing earthquake standards, rising and unaffordable insurance costs and leaky building issues.

Often these are compounded by the challenge of the body corporate set up, which requires all owners to agree on a solution.If we can’t get apartment living right, how can we achieve a liveable city in the future?

In this public meeting, we explored this issue with two affected homeowners. Mel Johnston and Craig Sengelow are among a group of apartment owners facing daunting costs to bring their Newtown apartment block up to current earthquake standards.

We were also joined by the former head of the EQC, David Middleton. David was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for his leadership of EQC and since then has been a consultant on insurance matters overseas and in New Zealand, including providing advice to the previous Wellington Mayor and the Minister of Finance.

February 22, 2024 at 5:15pm - 7:15pm
St Peter's Church,
211 Willis Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
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Jane O'Loughlin