Section 2: Natural environment
Policy 2.5.2 – Limitations on development
To avoid any increased risk of adverse effects on property, wellbeing and safety scale and density of development, which:
(a) is within an area subject to moderate to high risk of damage from natural hazards
(b) would result in an increased risk of damage from natural hazards elsewhere
(c) would adversely affect the functioning of existing flood protection works.
Policy 2.5.4 – Sea level rise
To avoid higher density forms of built development, and adverse effects from inundation, in areas that are projected to be subject to increased flood levels as a result of accelerated sea level rise.
Policy 2.5.9 – Works
To undertake works to avoid or mitigate the adverse effects regulation of activities, and the provision of information.
Policy 2.6.3 – Coastal development
To avoid or mitigate the adverse effects of erosion and flooding in the coastal environment.
Section 6: Urban growth
Policy 6.3A.6 - Hazards
To ensure that development is avoided, or limited in scale or density in areas subject to natural and other hazards, particularly flooding, erosion, or potential sea level rise, unless these hazards can be adequately remedied or mitigated.
Section 10: Subdivision and development
Policy 10.1.1 – Inundation, flooding and sea level rise
To avoid any increased risk of adverse effects on property and the wellbeing and safety of the hazards by avoiding subdivision, or subjecting it to appropriate mitigation measures, where:
(a) the subdivision is within an area subject to moderate to high risk from inundation, flooding in ponding areas or the Cashmere Stream floodplain, or
(b) the subdivision would result in an increased risk of inundation or flooding elsewhere.