13 April 2011
Canterbury earthquake Building Failure Royal Commission website goes live
The official website for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Building Failure Caused by the Canterbury Earthquakes is now available at http://canterbury.royalcommission.govt.nz
The website will provide a range of information including details about the terms of reference, the commissioners and how to contact the Commission. Justice Mark Cooper, a sitting High Court judge will chair the royal Commission. His fellow commissioners are Sir Ron Carter and Richard Fenwick.
The Royal Commission will inquire into the performance of buildings within the Christchurch CBD, and the adequacy of the current legal and best practice requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings in CBDs in New Zealand to address the known risk of earthquakes.
The Royal Commission operates independently of government but receives administrative assistance from the Department of Internal Affairs. The office of the Royal Commission will be based in Christchurch.
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