Local Insight Key to Updating Natural Hazards Information

Published: 02-Jul-2019

As part of its current District Plan Review, Waimakariri District Council is updating Natural Hazard maps and provisions (objectives, policies and rules).

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 reviewed District Plan, Council’s website, Land Information Memoranda, and property files. They will also be used by the Council when processing resource and building consents to ensure any new information is taken into consideration.

Local knowledge from residents is key when updating Natural Hazards information and the Council is holding a two-stage consultation with the community to invite their input.

In Stage One of the consultation (28 June-26 July), Council is inviting community feedback on localised Natural Hazard issues. In Stage Two (dates to be confirmed) Council will share the wider community feedback, provide any new technical information, and invite the community’s views on risk management and mitigation.

Development Planning Manager Trevor Ellis says, “Community feedback on Natural Hazards will help to support the protection of Waimakariri District’s environmental, physical and social interests.

“The workshops are open to everyone and we invite people to attend more than one. Those who cannot attend the workshops are still able to have their say online or by email.”

Full details about the workshops and how you can have your say are available here.

Have your say by 5pm, Friday 26 July 2019.