The objectives we are seeking to achieve from this Plan Change reflect those from the Resource Management Act, New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement and Regional Policy Statement:
- Ensuring that coastal hazard risks are addressed by managing activities in areas prone to coastal hazards, having regard to the level of risk. This aligns with our responsibilities to implement national and regional direction that seeks the following:
- Management of significant risks of natural hazards, (section 6(h) of the Resource Management Act), and controlling potential effects of the use of land including for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating natural hazards (section 31(1)(b) of the Resource Management Act).
- New subdivision, use and development is to be avoided where it increases risks associated with coastal hazards (Objective 11.2.1 of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement).
- Enabling people and communities to provide for their social, economic and cultural well-being and their health and safety through subdivision, use and development (Objective 6 of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement).