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Natural Hazards Management Strategy

Natural Hazards Management Strategy

Updated 23 October 2019 4:54pm

The Wellington region is an outstanding place to live, work and play. The dynamic forces that shaped the natural beauty of our region also cause natural hazards that affect all our communities.

The Natural Hazards Management Strategy is road map for council cooperation to deliver efficiency in hazards research and planning, and greater consistency in the way we manage natural hazards.

The Natural Hazards Management Strategy addresses challenges such as sea level rise, coastal erosion and liquefaction. The strategy which feeds into city, district and regional plans, long term plans and asset management plans. 

In 2016, we identified the building blocks needed to build an effective regional hazards strategy. Gaps identified in this stocktake report have guided the development of the draft Natural Hazards strategy. 

summary of the stocktake report is available here

The full stocktake report is "Wellington Regional Natural Hazard Management Strategy - Stocktake and Issues Report."

Natural Hazards Management Strategy - living document

Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change

Greater Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) and the territorial authorities across the Wellington region recognise the significance of climate change for the region and the importance of understanding the vulnerability of the region’s coastal communities to climate change. As a result, the Wellington Region Climate Change Working Group (WRCCWG) was established in 2017 and, in early 2018, agreed to progress towards a better understanding of this issue. A technical report, Preparing Coastal Communities for Climate Change, was commissioned to help assess coastal vulnerability to climate change, sea level rise and natural hazards.

The full report is available here:

Assessing coastal vulnerability to climate change, sea level rise and natural hazards

Sea level variability and trends and the Wellington region (2012)

Sea level trends: Update (2018)