Hazards and Risks

natural hazards

The Natural Hazards provisions of the District Plan seek to manage the potential effects of land use, subdivision and development to avoid or mitigate the risk from natural hazards.

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hazardous substances

Hazardous substances include substances defined in the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO Act). The storage and use of hazardous substances must be managed appropriately so that they do not trigger a high risk to people, property or the environment.

Contaminated land

Council has a responsibility to control the effects of contaminated sites on human health and has a duty to protect the environment.

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