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.
Submissions to the proposed plan change will be heard by a panel of independent commissioners from 2 to 6 March 2020. This will be a combined hearing with Whakatāne District Council’s Proposed Plan Change 1 (Awatarariki Fanhead, Matatā).
The following documents are available to download:
- Directions of the commissioners – Minute 1
- Section 42A Report (20 December 2019)
- Appendix 1 Plan Change 1 - WDC Submissions
- Appendix 1 Plan Change 1 - WDC Further Submissions
- Appendix 1 Plan Change 17 - BOPRC Submissions
- Appendix 1 Plan Change 17 - BOPRC Further Submissions
- Appendix 2 Recommended Amendments to Plan Changes
- Appendix 3 Schedule of Background Technical Reports
- Appendix 4 Matatā Flooding 18 May 2005 Meteorology Update 22 November 2019
- Appendix 5 Technical Assessment Debris Flow Risk Management
- Appendix 6 Managed Retreat Programme Update
- Briefs of Expert Evidence – Whakatāne District Council
- Alastair Pratt (Property valuation)
- Amelia Linzey (Social Impact)
- Chris Massey (Landslide risk analysis and early warning systems)
- Chris Philips (Catchment management)
- Craig Batchelar (Planning)
- David Stimpson (Consensus development group)
- Ganesh Nana (Multi criteria analysis)
- Gerard Willis (Planning – RPS)
- Greg Ball (Property acquisition)
- John Reid (Property valuation)
- Kevin Hind (Engineering)
- Mauri McSaveney (Engineering - debris flow)
- Peter Blackwood (Engineering – meteorology)
- Shayne Donovan-Grammar (Property valuation)
- Tim Davies (Risk analysis and options assessment)
- Tom Bassett (Engineering)
- Wendy Saunders (Resource management – planning)
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.