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Risk based approach to natural hazards under the RMA

Publication date:  September 2016
Publication reference number:  CR 234

As part of the initial scoping for a NPS on natural hazards, Tonkin and Taylor carried out some research on using a risk based approach to natural hazard management under the RMA, and made some recommendations for what could be included in a NPS. This is their final report. 

While the report provides recommendations for possible NPS content, it is not government policy and does not necessarily reflect the direction for the content of the proposed NPS. In addition, the information contained in the case studies was provided by individuals who were interviewed for each case study and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Council.

The research and recommendations in this report will be taken into account in the policy work for the proposed NPS.