Plan Change 42 – Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents

Consultation is now closed.

Independent Commissioners’ recommendations released 26 February 2018

An addendum to Council’s Right of Reply to Minute 3, was issued on 1 November 2017

Minute 3 of the Commissioner was released on 26 October 2017.

Council’s Right of Reply was released on 20 October 2017.

A hearing for Plan Change 42 was held 27 – 29 September 2017

The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Wellington Regional Policy Statement requires that councils addresses the risks associated with natural hazards.

Plan Change 42—Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents addresses the risk from flooding within the Mangaroa River and Pinehaven Stream catchments for the 1:100 year flood event.

The current District Plan objectives, policies and rules do not recognise the identified Flood Hazard Extent and associated risk to development for either the Mangaroa River or the Pinehaven Stream. Consequently, further development undertaken in accordance with the existing District Plan provisions within either of these Flood Hazard Extents could unacceptably increase the risk to people and property from flooding.

The plan change identifies a range of risks associated with flood events in both the Pinehaven Stream and Mangaroa River catchments. The proposed provisions seek to avoid development in the high hazard areas and avoid and mitigate the risk from flooding in the lower hazard areas.

Contact details: Email planning@uhcc.govt.nz or telephone (04) 527 2169

Further submissions closed on 8 June 2017 at 5pm.

The process for public participation

The Hearing for Plan Change 42 was held as scheduled for 27-29 September 2017.

A copy of the Commissioner minute #1 and further information on the hearing process is included in the plan change documents.