Council report adversely affects a trillion dollars in CHC property- citizens lose out yet again...

We were given 10 minutes to speak. The speech Mark Munro, Chairman of Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) presented today at the CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL. DEPUTATION CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL Audit & Risk Management Subcommittee Meeting Thursday 10 December 2015 Presented by Mark Munro - Chairman, Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Introduction It is history now that the Coastal Hazards Policy was dropped in a joint agreement between Council and Government on Sept 28th The Mayor advised in the Press of the 29th she was pleased at the removal of the plan and that she had wished

Expert panel to review Christchurch coastal hazards report

The Christchurch City Council will get a controversial report into coastal hazards peer reviewed. A panel of scientific experts will review a controversial report identifying thousands of Christchurch properties at risk of coastal erosion. Christchurch City councillors unanimously agreed on Thursday to subject the Coastal Hazard Assessment report by Tonkin and Taylor to a second peer review. The science behind the report has been widely questioned. The experts will be appointed after community consultation. Cr David East said the process up until now had been rushed and the significance and importance of coastal science had not been given the credence it deserved. He said the Tonkin and Tayl

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards. The Council was presented with a staff report of recommendations in response to the recent sea-level rise report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) Dr Jan Wright. The Council agreed that a peer review will be undertaken as soon as practicable by a panel of scientific experts, with consultation with affected communities around the details of the review. "In her report, Dr Jan Wright notes that sea-level rise is certain, but that there's uncertainty aro

Christchurch City Council considers changing coastal hazard LIM listings

The Christchurch City Council is considering subjecting a controversial report on coastal hazards to a second peer review. The Christchurch City Council is considering changing the wording on property records regarding coastal hazards. Council staff have also recommended the controversial Coastal Hazard Assessment report by Tonkin and Taylor – which found 18,000 properties could face coastal inundation – be subjected to a second peer review. The move followed a report from Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright on sea level rise, which suggested the wording on Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports were "not sufficiently clear". Wright stated the information about coast

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