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Hazard assessment and planning

Councils are required to have a good understanding of the areas potentially at risk from natural hazards to support appropriate land use planning and development decisions – this affects where we live, work and play. Environment Canterbury undertakes various hazards assessments, often in collaboration with district councils, to help inform these decisions.

The Regional Policy Statement prevents development in areas of increasing risk and a new coastal plan will consider sea level rise, coastal erosion, water quality and the protection of indigenous marine wildlife.

Information about hazards is included in Environment Canterbury’s Property Search service.