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 (RNRP).
Proposed Plan Change 17 was publicly notified on 19 June 2018 and eight submissions plus two further submissions were received. Submissions were heard at a public hearing from 2 to 4 March 2020 and the hearing panel of independent commissioners released their decisions on 1 April 2020.
One appeal was lodged with the Environment Court against Council’s decisions.
- Awatarariki Residents Incorporated Notice of Appeal to Plan Change 17 of the RNRP and Plan Change 1 of the WDC District Plan