Proposed Plan Change 17, requested by Whakatāne District Council, seeks to insert provisions for debris flow risk management on the Awatarariki fanhead at Matatā into the Natural Hazards chapter of the Bay of Plenty Regional Natural Resources Plan.
Proposed Plan Change 17 was publicly notified on 19 June 2018 and eight submissions plus two further submissions were received as below. No hearing date has been set yet.
Purpose of the proposed plan change
The purpose of Proposed Plan Change 17 is to manage the risk to people’s safety by creating policies and rules that will end residential activity on high risk properties within the fanhead, and extinguish existing use rights on those properties.
The proposed plan change references The Australian Geomechanics Society – Landslide Risk Management 2007 risk assessment methodology.