Activities in Coastal Hazard Zones
Because we have a dynamic coastline, resource consents are required for building in any area defined by the Coastal Environment Plan as the coastal hazard zone (CHZ).
Before you apply you will need to read:
Technical Information - Activities in Coastal Hazard Zones
Coastal hazards include tsunami, storm erosion and storm flooding. The present-day extent and likelihood of various coastal hazard risks are expected to increase as a result of more intense storms and a rise of around one metre in sea level in the next 100 years. These are projections due to extensive climate change studies. You can find out more on http://www.hbcoast.co.nz/
You will need consents for any construction within that zone such as houses, sea walls, culverts. You many also need consents for constructing other structures such as decks, sheds, or on-site wastewater systems. Also see the page on Coastal Marine Area
Please read the guidance notes to assist you in filling out the application form -
Who to talk to
When applying for resource consent for activities in the coastal and marine area, there are cases you are required to consult with Customary Marine Title applicant groups before lodging your resource consent application. Any resource consent application that has not followed the required consultation step will not be accepted by HBRC. The views of the CMT applicant group are relevant to HBRC’s assessment of the environmental effects of your proposed activity.
You can contact the Consents Advisor +646 833 8090 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the consenting process.
A resource consent is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place and check it regularly to be sure you are fully aware of conditions.