Earthquake Prone Buildings - Priority Thoroughfares and Routes


Whanganui District Council is consulting on which roads, footpaths and thoroughfares within our District should be identified as priority areas. 

The purpose of this is to manage the risks our District faces in the event of an earthquake, by ensuring that we prioritise the strengthening of buildings that are at greatest risk to people and priority transport routes for first responders.

The Council is proposing that the following routes and thoroughfares be identified as priority areas:  

  • Victoria Avenue - 1 Victoria Avenue to 200/200B Victoria Avenue, inclusive;
  • Guyton Street  - 61 Guyton Street to 100 Guyton Street, inclusive;
  • Maria Place - 1 Maria Place to 30 Maria Place, inclusive;
  • Ridgway Street - 34 Ridgway Street to 70 Ridgway Street, inclusive;
  • Taupo Quay - 2 Taupo Quay to 68 Taupo Quay, inclusive; and
  • Putiki Drive - 15 Putiki Drive to 39 Putiki Drive, inclusive.

To make a submission, you can use the online submission form below or print out a hard copy and return it to the Council at 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui or post to PO Box 637, Whanganui 4540.

You can also email your thoughts to

The Council held an information evening about priority thoroughfares and routes and earthquake prone buildings on Monday, 27 May at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre.

Please send us your feedback by 4.00pm on Friday, Friday 28 June 2019.


Statement of Proposal

Map of Priority Thoroughfares and Routes

Submission documents

Submission form  (printable)

Online submission form

Page reviewed: 17 Jun 2019 11:27am