From the website of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The Government’s formal response to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission, released today, sets out a large and critically important work programme for MBIE. A staged approach has to be taken because many of the recommendations require changes in the law or how professional bodies operate, and in some instances significant research. This is the first stage of the Government’s response.
The Cabinet Paper can be downloaded from here, and the Minute of Decisions here.
The Government has released released Volumes 5 to 7 of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission report. Copies are available online at the Royal Commission’s website here. These Volumes cover:
Vol 5: Summary and Recommendations in Volumes 5 – 7, Christchurch, the city and approach to this inquiry
Vol 6: Canterbury Television Building (CTV) – (with foreign language translations) Vol 7: Low-Damage Building Technologies which includes reference to
- building management after earthquakes (the red, yellow and green placard building assessment system)
- the roles and responsibilities in the building and construction system.
Copies of previously released Volumes and Reports are also available from the website link above.
The Royal Commission has made available a copy of the California Emergency Management Agency’s Safety Assessment Program Coordinator Student Manual. It can be downloaded from here. This manual sets out training material for use by SAP (Safety Assessment Program) coordinators to ensure a standardised approach is taken to emergency situations (for California most notably fires and earthquakes). The copy on the Royal Commission’s website was released in January of this year, and contains updates arising from the lessons learnt in the Canterbury earthquakes. .
The Royal Commission has published more of the evidence provided for the hearings on the CTV building. The documents can be found here or by going to the document library (here) and searching by putting Madras 249 in the building filter (upper right of the screen). Unfortunately the search results, for the moment at any rate, are not presented in date order. .