Strategic Planning and Resource Managment Team Leader
Waikato District Council
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River stability policy areas are located in numerous places along the Waikato River from the southern boundary of the district to Ngaruawahia. The layer identifies areas along the river bank that are considered unstable and potentially subject to erosion. This layer was introduced by way of an Environment Waikato submission (points 108-110) and first featured in the 2006 version of the Proposed District Plan. Submissions raised the following matters: Lowering riverbed levels and riverbank instability along the Waikato and Waipa rivers indicates the need for development setbacks; Amend rules 21.52.1, 25.59.1, 24.46.1 and 22.45.1 building setbacks along the Waikato and Waipa rivers to ensure bank instability is avoided. This is a dataset that was produced through the District Plan submissions process and will not have any known update cycle. Original Source data may possibly be available from Waikato Regional Council.
The layer is to stop buildings being constructed on unstable soil. Rules in the District Plan require buildings to be setback a minimum distance from any River Stability Policy Area. 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.