When building it’s important to consider any natural hazards that could be present on the land.
Natural hazards include:
- Erosion (including coastal erosion, bank erosion and sheet erosion)
- Falling debris (including soil, rock, snow and ice)
- Inundation (including flooding, overland flow, storm surge, tidal effects and ponding)
New building work or alterations should be designed with any natural hazard in mind. You can apply for a building consent to carry out work on land with hazards; however, you’ll need to demonstrate how you will protect the building, the land, and any other properties potentially affected by the work.
A property information memorandum (PIM) or land information memorandum (LIM) will identify any hazards on file with Council.
For more information see sections 71 and 72 of the Building Act 2004.
Last Reviewed: 08/02/2018