Feilding Herald : March 8th 2012
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Terms and conditions apply 2007 MONDEO SEDAN 2.3 petrol, 6 speed auto tiptronic, Cruise control, Air con, 5 star safety rating, This vehicle has it all with its comfortable interior and large boot space $18,990 2003 TOYOTA RAV 4 2.4 petrol, Manual 5 speed, 3 door, Power window, CD player, Hands free phone, Alloy wheels, Nudge bar. $17,875 Call for slow and measured approach By BOBBIE NICHOLLS firstname.lastname@example.org Old or new: Any decisions about the future look of the town will be made in consultation. Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS Heritage vs earthquake risk Threats have been received by Feilding Promotion chair Michael Ford after he suggested taking a longer time frame to upgrade earth- quake prone buildings in Feilding. We are not careless of people's lives,'' he said. Safety is the primary consider- ation, but we need to manage the risk to people and the risk to the town.'' A delegation from Feilding Pro- motion told a Manawatu District Council workshop last week the ten year time frame given to building owners to upgrade their buildings is too short. We are all horrified by the death and destruction from the Canter- bury earthquakes, so reducing the risk of death and injury is para- mount. We also need to acknowl- edge the buildings in question have stood for a long time, many in excess of 100 years, and they have survived some significant earthquakes. It is possible we will get an earthquake like Christchurch, but it is also possible that we won't. We don't know. An emotional approach would demand buildings be strengthened or demolished in say, one year. This would improve safety. But if a big earthquake comes in six months time, such a policy would be useless.'' He said such a policy would result in mass demolition and abandon- ment of the town centre. We would end up looking like Christchurch without the insurance money to rebuild. Sixteen years ago the Council went through this same exercise and while some building owners have so far done nothing to strengthen their buildings, others have wasted large sums of money trying to do the right thing, only for the rules to change and the goal posts shift several times. It is unreasonable to criticise owners for wanting to see what the new rules will be,'' Mr Ford said. Chair of the Earthquake Build- ings Committee Kerry Gracie was in contact with 20 or 30 building owners, who received letters giving them six months to find out if an engineer's report agreed with the council's judgement of their build- ing. Some saw the only solution as knocking down their buildings and leaving gaps in the townscape, which could well affect the neigh- bouring buildings' strength. Feilding Promotion also believe the June 2012 date to challenge the Council's assessment is too short because of the inavailability of appropriately qualified engineers, who are mostly involved in Christ- church. Mr Ford recognises owners need the expensive engineers report, not just to find out if their building is earthquake prone, but alsotoseehoworifitcanbe strengthened, and to make import- ant decisions on their investment. Feilding Promotion suggest by the end of 2013 the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the causes of the building collapses in Christchurch will likely have changed the current code or built another scale. We might have to start again with Council assessments,'' Mr Ford said. Council is about to review the District Plan as it affects the CBD heritage policy and design guidelines, and Feilding Promotion believes the earthquake prone building policy should be developed in conjunction with this. Whether the town retains special Edwardian buildings by assisting owners with rolling loans, maintains the style with plastic replicas'' or abandons the Edwardian style of which the town is a unique example, and goes for a modern town -- people of Manawatu should be given the chance to con- tribute to the decision, not just council staff and councillors. If a measured timely approach is tendered, we will attract further development and redevelopment. If it is rushed, we risk losing future investors as values fall and the rental gap widens.'' Feilding Promotion has suggested five years to make decisions and draw up plans for buildings, and another 15 years for a graduated building programme.
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