Updated 8 March 2017
Note: Any activity that does not comply with a Permitted Activity Rule shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity, unless stated otherwise.
8B.3.1 Buildings, Structures and Activities to be designed by a Coastal Processes Engineer
All activities shall be certified by a Coastal Processes Engineer, except where those buildings, structures and activities comply with the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area Guidelines.
Note: The Tauranga City Council Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area Guidelines are a document by reference and have been developed to provide a means of compliance, or “Acceptable Solution” for Permitted Activities undertaken within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area in the Tauranga City Council area.
8B.3.2 Clearance of Vegetation
Activities located outside of any Open Space Zone shall not result in the clearance of more than 30m² of vegetation in any 6-month period of any calendar year, except for the maintenance of existing fencelines (legally established prior to the 17th October 2009) located within Rural Zones.
8B.3.3 Activities Undertaken Within the CHEPA
All activities shall ensure that the site is reinstated so the natural buffering ability of the foredune is not compromised. All excavated materials from the site and other sites which comprise sand material shall be respread within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area and be re-vegetated with native dune plants. Revegetation planting shall be established within 6 months of the respreading of the sand material. Other excavation material (including, but not limited to, ash, topsoil and organic matter) may be removed from the site.
Note: For the purposes of Rule 8B.3.3 – Activities Undertaken Within the CHEPA, reinstatement shall maintain the natural shape of the foredune by reference to the existing natural shape of the dune in the vicinity of the reinstatement. As a minimum, the volume of sand between the 100-year Erosion Risk Zone boundary and the toe of the foredune (per metre frontage) is not reduced to less than that existing prior to the commencement of the activity.
Note: For the purposes of Rule 8B.3.3 – Activities Undertaken Within the CHEPA, activities involving the respreading of sand material on land zoned Open Space, held within public ownership, are required to provide written approval from the Chief Executive (or their delegate) to undertake the respreading works.
8B.3.4 Rules in Other Sections of the Plan
Activities within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area shall also comply with these sections of the Plan:
- The provisions of the underlying Zone;
- The provisions of Chapter 4 – General Rules;
- The provisions of Chapter 7 – Heritage;
- The provision of Chapter 8 – Natural Hazards;
- The provisions of Chapter 9 – Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land;
- The provisions of Chapter 11 – Financial Contributions;
- The provisions of Chapter 12 – Subdivision, Infrastructure and Services, Section 12G - Infrastructure and Services;
- The provisions of any Plan Area.
Definitions in this section
coastal hazard erosion plan area
coastal processes engineer
open space zones