Strategic Planning and Resource Managment Team Leader
Waikato District Council
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This relates to land located above shallow underground mines in the Huntly East area where subsidence occurred in around 1977 and where there is still an unconfirmed risk of further subsidence. The boundaries were defined by Coalcorp and the Department of Survey and Land Information and at the time had identified an area of limited risk and an area of higher risk. The area of high risk was derived from the Crown’s Huntly East Land Subsidence Policy 1993–94. The high risk and limited risk areas were combined as one layer in the 2004 DPR. Areas have been identified in Subsidence reports and in accordance with mining activity.
This land is located above shallow underground mines, where there is a serious risk of subsidence. Resource consent is required for buildings, earthworks and subdivision to ensure that the effects are fully examined in each case. All building, earthworks and subdivision in the HESZ is discretionary and usually requires some confirmation (through an expert assessment) that the activity will not be subject to an unacceptable risk of subsidence. Relates to the implementation of the District Plan under the Resource Management Act (1991), and may be subject to various limitations and conditions. These features are a spatial representation of the policies and objectives of the Waikato District Plan and indicate where policies, overlays and District Plan rules apply.