Council has a responsibility to control any effects of the use, development, or subdivision of potentially contaminated land.
Potentially contaminated land is investigated by Council and appropriate remedial action is undertaken as required before further use.
When undertaking any change of use, development or subdivision, contaminated or potentially contaminated land identified in the City Plan should be closely managed and monitoring. A Resource Consent application may be required.
Rules and provisions of the Regional Water and Land Plan, administered by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council are also relevant, particularly for remediation and disturbance of contaminated land.
Once we are aware of a site that is potentially contaminated, the following procedures will be followed:
- Information recorded on Council files
- Bay of Plenty Regional Council is advised
- Await site classification from BOPRC
- Update records to reflect site classification.
The City Plan - chapter 9 hazardous substances and contaminated land
Last Reviewed: 18/01/2018