Local Government Official Information Meetings Amendment Bill

Water NZ support the objectives of the amendments:

  • ensuring that LIMs provide natural hazard information to property buyers that is clear, concise, nationally consistent in its presentation, and easily understood.
  • providing certainty for local authorities about sharing natural hazard information in LIMs and reducing exposure to legal liability.

The amendment, as an action, of the National Adaptation Plan (2022) represents a notable milestone in progressing natural hazard and climate risk awareness, conversations and planning within communities.

We agree there are significant gaps in natural hazard risk information, absence of nationally consistent flood hazard maps and that there are variations between approach, design standards and policy.  

The LGOIMA amendments, supported by wider Government initiatives, will enable clear, concise, nationally consistent hazard information to be included on LIMs.


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07 Feb 2023