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Landform / Geotechnical

Tauranga City is located on land subject to various natural hazards that includes complex soils, flood prone land, coastal erosion and inundation. Many developments will modify pre-development landforms and drainage patterns. Potential adverse effects can include flood damage, erosion, sedimentation, water pollution, short-term slope instability and ecosystem damage. The nature of many of the soils and landforms in Tauranga City is considered by experts as being very complex and difficult to assess.  

Design Considerations 

To view the IDC requirements for undertaking assessments and for the design of earthworks for suitable and safe platforms for the construction of buildings, infrastructure and other structures, please refer to DS-10 Natural Hazards & Earthworks.

Accredited Geo-Professionals 

To ensure the risks associated with complex geotechnical hazards are appropriately managed when undertaking building or land development, Council maintains a register of Accredited Geo-Professionals.
Accredited Geo-Professionals List (49kb pdf)
To view the requirements of an Accredited Geo-Professional, please refer to DS-10 Natural Hazards & Earthworks


If you have any questions regarding the information on this page or would like to enquire about becoming an Accredited Geo-Professional, please contact:

Karen Novak

Karen Novak
07 577 7000

Last Reviewed: 28/04/2017