Dangerous, Earthquake-prone and Flood-prone Dams Policy


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Dangerous, Earthquake-prone and Flood-prone Dams Policy

The Building Act 2004 (‘the Act’) requires Council to adopt a policy in respect of dangerous, earthquake prone, and flood prone dams.

The Dangerous Dams Policy 2006 was adopted by Council to meet the requirements of the Building Act. That policy was updated in 2010.

This policy updates the 2010 Policy and outlines the approach Marlborough District Council (‘the Council’) will take to require an owner of a dangerous, earthquake prone, or flood prone dam to reduce or remove the danger posed by the dam. The 2018 Policy was adopted by Council on 5 March 2018.

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