Developing Natural Hazards Information

Published: 30-Aug-2019

As part of its District Plan Review, Waimakariri District Council is moving into the second stage of a Natural Hazards consultation starting on Wednesday 28 August.

Council is updating Natural Hazard maps and provisions (objectives, policies and rules) for the reviewed District Plan, and is inviting feedback from the community to ensure the most up-to-date and robust information is available. 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.

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.

During the first stage of consultation the community provided local insight on Natural Hazards. In Stage Two, the community is invited to attend a presentation and Q&A delivered by Council, ECan and partners.

Development Planning Manager Trevor Ellis says, “As part of the presentation and Q&A we will discuss what we heard during Stage One of the consultation including the drop-ins. We’ll provide an overview of Natural Hazards in Waimakariri District touching on flooding, liquefaction, coastal erosion and inundation, faultlines, and tsunami as they relate to the District Plan.

“We will then discuss what a risk-based approach to managing Natural Hazards involves and the proposed approach to managing Natural Hazards risks in Waimakariri District. As ever, community feedback during this process is very valuable and important as we work towards a new set of planning provisions.”

Stage Two Let’s Talk Natural Hazards Presentations:



Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

5-7pm, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Rangiora Town Hall, 303 High Street, Rangiora

5-7pm, Thursday 29 August 2019

Those who cannot attend a presentation can access the presentation and have their say online. Visit the Let's Talk page for more information. Please ensure feedback reaches us by 5pm, Wednesday 25 September 2019.