Gisborne district coastal hazard zone
The report relates to selected parts of the Gisborne district covering the coastline between Tauporo Beach south of Young Nicks Head, and Potikirua Point west of Lottin Point.
It's based on a comprehensive coastal hazards database, in this study an initial assessment of areas sensitive to coastal hazards (ASCH) was made for 42 coastal areas. The major natural hazards identified were erosion, landslip and flooding.
Gisborne District Council commissioned Coastal Management Consultancy (CMCL), Dr Jeremy Gibb, to prepare the report in 1994. Please note this document is subject to copyright(external link)
Report included in the following plans
Documents applied to this report
Section 32 Analysis of Criteria (474kb)
For this analysis, the criteria adopted by Gisborne District Council for assessing coastal hazard areas (Appendix I) are used as the basis for evaluating the potential alternatives according to the general requirements of S.32 of the Act. For the evaluation, the relevant provisions of The New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 1994 (NZCPS-94) are used as a guideline. Because of its relevance, a brief history is given of coastal hazard mapping in the Gisborne district.
Techniques for Assessing Coastal Hazard Areas (404kb)
Coastal hazards areas within the Gisborne district assessed by one of 2 techniques. Technique I is an assessment of areas sensitive to coastal hazards which was applied to medium priority sections of the coast. Technique II is an assessment of coastal hazard zones including risk zonation, for highly priority sections of coast.