Climate change, Natural hazards  |  10 Nov 2021

People now have until 6 December to give feedback on coastal hazards planning after the timeframe for consultation was extended.

How the Christchurch City Council should plan for, manage and adapt to coastal hazards is outlined in two separate documents which were released for public consultation in October.

The consultation period has now been extended by three weeks to give groups and individuals more time to consider their feedback, says Council Head of Planning and Strategic Transport David Griffiths.

“People have said they need more time to think about, discuss and respond to these proposals. This is not a process we want to rush through so extending the consultation period is a logical step.”

“Our goal is to work with communities to develop the best possible approach to coastal hazards now and in the future so we want to make sure people have every opportunity to have their voices heard.”

The draft Coastal Adaptation Framework is part of the Council’s Coastal Hazards Adaptation Planning Programme, aimed at reducing risk for existing communities and infrastructure.

A separate Issues and Options discussion document looks at managing future development, subdivision and changes in land use areas exposed to coastal hazards.

 Submissions are open until Monday 6 December. To give feedback and find out more visit Have Your Say.