The current comprehensive District Plan review is a 3-year project that seeks to have a proposed plan ready for consultation in 2021. Council has started collecting base information to help identify where potential development may occur within the Kaipara District, considering hazards, risks and opportunities within the District. This led to Council contracting ENGEO Limited to undertake research and a desk top analysis on geotechnical hazards in the Kaipara District.
To help identify where development may occur and what will be required to satisfy Council the development is appropriate and whether any controls are needed, Council has commissioned the following area specific Geotechnical Hazard Assessment Reports:
- West Coast sites
- Geology Report for Kaipara District
All these reports will help inform new or revised policies and rules for the draft District Plan. These new or revised provisions will be consulted on as part of our engagement processes through discussion papers and finally as proposed District Plan provisions.
The base information will also contribute towards Urban Development Capacity (often referred to as a growth strategy) for the District, adding value to spatial planning for Mangawhai, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, and Dargaville areas.