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.

Submissions and further submissions

The following documents are available to download:

Copies of submissions received:

Copies of further submissions received:

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.

Core documentation

Contact

If you have any queries please contact Martin Butler (Regional Planner) on extension 9320. 

Whakatāne District Council Proposed Plan Change 1 (Awatarariki Fanhead, Matatā)

As well as requesting a change to the Regional Natural Resources Plan, Whakatāne District Council is also proposing related changes to the Whakatāne District Plan. 

The two plan changes are being administered together.

Find out more about the Whakatāne District Council's proposed plan change.