Updated 11 September 2018
8A.1.1 Objective - Adverse effects of Natural Hazards on People, Property and Infrastructure
People, property and infrastructure are not adversely affected by natural hazards.
8A.1.1.1 Policy - Avoidance and Mitigation of Natural Hazards
By ensuring that subdivision, use and development avoid or mitigate the adverse effects of natural hazards.
8A.1.1.2 Policy - Functional Need to Undertake Subdivision, Use or Development
By ensuring that where there is a functional need to undertake subdivision, use or development in an area subject to natural hazard risk, that activity is specifically designed to mitigate against those adverse effects.
8A.1.1.3 Policy - Reduction in Nett Vulnerability
By ensuring that development within existing developed areas at risk from natural hazards shall not result in increased vulnerability, and any proposed development shall aim to reduce nett vulnerability over time.
8A.1.2 Objective - Avoidance or Mitigation of Compressible and Liquefiable Soils
The risk to life, property and the environment resulting from the subdivision, use and development of land subject to, or likely to be subject to, induced subsidence from liquefaction, peat or other highly compressible soils is avoided or mitigated.
8A.1.2.1 Policy - Avoidance or Mitigation of Compressible and Liquefiable Soils
- By ensuring that land comprised of peat, highly compressible soils or soils subject to liquefaction are avoided or mitigated through the subdivision, use and development process;
- By ensuring subdivision, use and development avoids or mitigates against the alteration of drainage patterns, or the physical characteristics of the peat or compressible soils;
- By ensuring appropriate solutions are applied through the subdivision, use and development process to avoid or mitigate the adverse effects of peat and other compressible or liquefiable soils.
8A.1.3 Objective - Hazard Management - Avoidance or Mitigation of Areas of Land Instability
The risk to life, property and the environment resulting from the subdivision, use and development of land subject to, or likely to be subject to, land slippage or instability is avoided or mitigated.
8A.1.3.1 Policy - Avoidance or Mitigation of Areas of Land Instability
By ensuring subdivision, use and development avoids areas of known or potential land instability, or mitigates against the effects of known or potential land instability where those activities, or any subsequent use that is likely to be made of the land, are likely to accelerate, worsen or cause damage to land (or in respect of the subsequent use of that land, any other land or structure), structures or the environment through slippage or erosion.
8A.1.4 Objective - Protection of the Coastal Environment
The coastal environment within areas potentially subject to natural hazards is protected.
8A.1.4.1 Policy - Protection of the Coastal Environment
By ensuring that subdivision, use and development within areas potentially subject to natural hazards within the coastal environment shall not compromise the integrity of any natural defences.
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