The 2017 report provides detailed information on inundation (coastal flooding) and erosion for the main inhabited coastal parts of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Four climate change and sea-level rise scenarios have been considered out to 2065 and 2120.
The Mayor is calling on the Government for help in developing a sensible way forward for working with communities on coastal hazards.
The Council today approved Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel’s proposal to write to the Minister for Local Government and the Minister for the Environment to alert them to the difficulties that arise from Council’s statutory obligations to include hazard information on Land Information Memorandums (LIMs), and fully engaging communities in discussions about coastal hazards.
A report that identified 6000 Christchurch properties susceptible to erosion and nearly 18,000 at risk of coastal inundation was heavily criticised.
The Christchurch City Council is embarking on six-month programme to revise a controversial report on flooding and erosion.
In August, a panel of scientific experts highlighted a number of aspects of the Tonkin & Taylor coastal hazards assessment report that needed to be changed or re-assessed. It wanted maps highlighting coastal erosion hazard zones discarded and redone for...
Scientists rate highly in the annual surveys of the most trusted professions, not far behind stalwart teachers, pilots, health professionals and firefighters and a long way above the ignominiously ranked politicians and journalists.
If the public are to believe in scientists, and science, they need to trust their work is accurate and robust. The implications of science can have major repercussions on our lives.
The fallout from the Tonkin & Taylor report on Christchurch's likely coastal haza...
On July 4 2015, CCC announced an unprecedented attack on the rights of 18,000 property owners thorough Proposed Replacement District Plan and the Coastal Hazards Policy. This policy effected building rights now and into the future by making new building either discretionary or non-complying.
Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU.co.nz) was formed as an incorporated residents group to preserve and protect the rights and interests of Christchurch’s coastal residents. We are property owners, business owners, develo...