Plan Change 42 – Mangaroa and Pinehaven Flood Hazard Extents

The Resource Management Act 1991 and the Wellington Regional Policy Statement requires that councils addresses the risks associated with natural hazards. Plan Change 42 addresses the risk from flooding within the Mangaroa River and Pinehaven Stream catchments for the 1:100 year flood event.

The current District Plan objectives, policies and rules do not recognise the identified Flood Hazard Extent and associated risk to development for either the Mangaroa River or the Pinehaven Stream. Consequently, further development undertaken in accordance with the existing District Plan provisions within either of these Flood Hazard Extents could unacceptably increase the risk to people and property from flooding.

The plan change identifies a range of risks associated with flood events in both the Pinehaven Stream and Mangaroa River catchments. The proposed provisions seek to avoid development in the high hazard areas and avoid and mitigate the risk from flooding in the lower hazard areas.

Contact details: Email us at or telephone (04) 527 2169.

Links to more information are provided in the Resources and Links section.

Council is holding drop-in sessions where you can come and speak to Council officers about the proposed Plan Change. Council welcomes you to come along at any time during the hours of the drop-in sessions below:

• 11 April 2017 – Pinehaven Progressive Association Hall, 7A Forest Road, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt, 3pm – 7pm.
• 12 April 2017 – Mangaroa School Hall, 93 Flux Road, RD1, Upper Hutt, 3pm – 7pm.

If you have any questions about the drop-in sessions, please email: or phone (04) 527 2169.


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Last updated on 20 Mar 2017