Natural Hazards Review - Natural hazard maps are being updated
District Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are updating the natural hazard maps for the District.
This includes a review of the current maps we already have in the District Plan for flooding, (from extreme rainfall), coastal inundation (flooding from the sea), coastal erosion and land instability. It will also involve mapping other natural hazards such as tsunami, liquefaction, active faults and volcanic hazards.
These maps will show the extent of the land expected to be covered by each natural hazard event and will provide information about the likelihood of future events.
The new maps will be available from Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s BayHazards site:
This information will help people make informed decisions about undertaking building works, buying property or preparing for a natural disaster. As each hazard map is completed, landowners will be notified and the information will be made available on this website. It will also be included on property files and in any land information memoranda (LIMS) requested for properties.
Once available, the hazard maps will also be used by Council staff when processing resource consents, project information memoranda and building consents to ensure that the risk from natural hazards to people and buildings is assessed.