At this stage the plan change does not have legal effect. Any rules proposed in the plan change will not apply to subdivision and development until the plan change has progressed through the formal submissions process and has been adopted by Council.
The proposed plan change has been developed with a risk-based approach to the management of natural hazards. The rules proposed are triggered when new subdivision and development occurs in mapped natural hazard overlays shown on proposed Planning Maps.
The mapped hazard overlays indicate locations where there is potential for a natural hazard to occur. When the proposed rules are triggered, a site-specific assessment to understand the nature and extent of the identified hazard risk and any necessary mitigation is required.
The proposed changes would only apply to new projects. If your building complies with the requirements that were in place when it was built, and you are not proposing to change it, then you won’t need to do anything.
Hazard mapping is already included on Land Information Memoranda reports, independent of this proposed plan change. If your property is affected by the hazard mapping, any new Land Information Memoranda report for your property will already contain a note to indicate the potential hazard susceptibility. The note will also identify the latest technical information held by us.
It is a legal requirement for us to include all the relevant natural hazard information we hold about a property in a Land Information Memoranda.