Updated 9 September 2013
8C.1.1 Objective - Avoidance or Mitigation of Flood-Prone Areas
The adverse effects to property and the environment from flooding caused by harbour inundation are avoided or mitigated.
8C.1.1.1 Policy - Avoidance or Mitigation of Flood-Prone Areas
By ensuring subdivision, use and development in flood-prone areas is avoided or mitigated, unless:
- The risk to buildings, structures and surrounding properties is mitigated against;
- The natural functioning of flood plains or low-lying land as ponding areas is protected.
8C.1.1.2 Policy - Effect of Climate Change
By ensuring that subdivision, use and development has regard to any actual or potential effect of climate change on the occurrence or severity of natural hazards.
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