Information release

Canterbury Earthquakes: Earthquake Commission Information Release

In October 2011 the Treasury published the Cabinet Paper and Regulatory Impact Statement relating to the Government's decision to increase Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies in early 2012.

The documents provide details of the situation and the analysis that led to the decision.

Read the related media statement by the Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance on the Beehive website: EQC levies rise to realistically reflect costs (11 October 2011).


Accessible versions

Documents are available in Adobe PDF format only. Please contact [email protected] to request HTML versions.

Information Withheld#

Certain information in some documents included in the release has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act, as applicable:

  • 9(2)(b)(ii) - to avoid unreasonable prejudice to the commercial position of the person who supplied the information or who is the subject of the information
  • 9(2)(f)(iv) - to maintain the current constitutional conventions protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials.

Where information has been withheld a reference to the applicable section of the Official Information Act has been made.

In preparing this information release, the Treasury has considered the public interest considerations in section 9(1) of the Official Information Act.

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