The Dunedin City Council will present its preferred options
for managing natural hazards on the Taieri and Saddle Hill at
public meetings next week.
The council will today release its preferred options on
natural hazards for all of Dunedin.
Council city development policy planner Sally Dicey said the
meetings were part of work on Dunedin's second-generation
district plan (2GP). Otago Regional Council staff will also
attend the meetings to present the technical assessment of
Staff from both councils, including civil defence
representatives, will be available to answer questions.
''This time we have actual proposed 2GP hazard maps to show
particularly affected communities, along with our proposed
approach to managing activities in these areas.''
The city council had used regional council advice to propose
an approach for managing land use and development in at-risk
The most affected types of development were likely to include
residential development, retirement villages and
Farming, forestry and normal recreation activities were
likely to be largely unaffected.
A regional council report on the natural hazards affecting
the Taieri Plain was released in 2012.
The report showed much of the plain was vulnerable to some
risk associated with hazards such as flooding, alluvial fans,
landslips, earthquakes and tsunamis.
''The effects of a particular event will vary across the
plains, however, depending on a variety of factors,'' it
• The meetings will be held in the Downes Room at Mosgiel
Library at 7pm next Wednesday and the Ocean View Hall at 7
the following evening.
Overview of hazards affecting the
• Taieri: Mosgiel: surface run-off, ponding, river
• Wingatui: surface run-off, ponding, alluvial fan.
• North Taieri: river flooding, surface run-off,
alluvial fan, liquefaction.
• Green Island-Abbotsford: river flooding, landslips.
Westwood to Sunnyvale: tsunami, storm surge, surface run-off,
• Brighton-Ocean View: storm surge, tsunami, sea-level
rise, river flooding, ponding. liquefaction.