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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Like many places in New Zealand, Waimakariri District is geographically diverse, reaching from the mountain ranges to the ocean. Because of this, the District is susceptible to a number of possible Natural Hazards including flooding, erosion in coastal areas, earthquake faults and liquefaction.
As part of its District Plan Review, Waimakariri District Council is updating Natural Hazard maps and provisions (objectives, policies and rules) to help manage risk and uncertainty. The District Plan is a statutory document that provides the rules for how people can build on or develop land, whether it is residential, commercial or rural – it’s essentially the planning rulebook for building and development in the District.
When the Natural Hazards maps and provisions are completed, these will be included in the District Plan and help to guide development. The information will be on Council’s website, Land Information Memoranda, and property files, and will also be used by the Council when processing resource and building consents to ensure any new information is taken into consideration.
The Council is holding a two-stage consultation to invite important feedback from the community on Natural Hazards. This will enable the most up-to-date and robust information to be made available through the District Plan Review maps and provisions, and will help to support the protection of Waimakariri District’s environmental, physical and social interests.
In Stage One of the consultation (28 June – 26 July), we’re asking for your insight on localised Natural Hazard issues and in Stage Two – dates to be confirmed - we will update you on what you’ve told us, any new technical information, and discuss views on risk management and mitigation.
Managing the effects of Natural Hazards is required under the Resource Management Act 1991 as a matter of national importance. Council needs to give effect to Natural Hazards management directions in the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement within the District Plan.
In 2016, the Council responded to new information on a variety of Natural Hazards by preparing a draft plan change – PC27. Background information on this process is available to read here but will be superseded by further technical assessments, underway now, which will be used as part of the District Plan Review when they are completed.
Climate change is also an important long-term conversation between Council and community – specifically, how we respond to it. Council’s engagement with community about climate change will be a separate process.
Reports on coastal erosion and inundation as well as groundwater are currently in progress and will be made available when completed.
Updated information on Ashley and Waimakariri River breakouts will also be coming in due course.
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