Can the Hazard-Prone Land Be Subdivided?

by Vision Surveys Land Surveyor Companies & Consultants Perth
The types of potential natural hazards should be clearly understood first before deciding the land for subdivision, as it is likely to be much challenging. The territorial authorities hold the responsibility to control the land effects and mitigating the hazards. As per Section 106 of the RMA, the authorities have the consent in refusing to grant subdivision consent where the structure, land, and land usage are likely to be subjected to and finally result in damage of materials from the specified natural hazards, likely to be erosion, subsidence, falling debris, inundation, and slippage.

It has been recognized that at the time of preparing the District or City Plan, all the hazard-prone land will not be identified easily. In fact, the officials have to reach the detailed site analysis time for subdivision application, and it is then the Council will be aware of the potential risks.


Hence, the Council will always have the discretion to permit the subdivision of the hazard-prone land, only if the applicant is able to demonstrate they have the capacity to adequately addressing the adverse environmental effects. Being the applicant, if you have taken up the game, then be wise to share the major part of the game techniques. Hire the land and subdivision surveyors from a distinguished and licensed company so they can conduct the survey, and point out the issues. Their presented reports with detailed site analysis will be the determinant for subdividing the hazard-prone land. 

But, the potential risks will always remain for the Council, and you as the applicant or else the developer surrounding the hazard-prone land’s subdivision. All these risks must be addressed when the time is for plan preparation and during the resource consent assessment. So, it is important that you have access to detailed and authentic information for understanding and analysis at the critical decision points. 

The licensed and well-established surveying and subdivision firm like Vision Surveys Consulting works with its team of advanced land and subdivision surveyors. Our surveyors will always work through the entire process from the beginning until the end. Often the best place to start is the subdivision feasibility report. Through the subdivision feasibility report, the surveyors can provide you with well-researched and thorough information for you to understand the involved risks and opportunities and guide you to make a fruitful decision. 

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