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This is how we're responding in Waimakariri.

Planning for natural hazards and a changing environment

Waimakariri District is geographically diverse, reaching from the mountain ranges to the ocean. Because of this, the District is susceptible to several possible natural hazards including flooding, erosion in coastal areas, earthquakes and liquefaction.

Waimakariri District Council’s natural hazard planning provisions include objectives, policies and rules to help manage risk and uncertainty. The District Plan 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, so that people are well informed and can protect their assets from changes happening in our environment.