Environmental / Resource Management

Court Finds Council Caused Coastal Erosion

Created: Wednesday, 30 March 2011 03:03

What was it Robert Burns said about the best laid schemes of mice an' men?

The Tasman District Council might be reflecting upon the perils of best laid schemes following a recent Environment Court decision on an application for enforcement orders.

The stabilisation of coastal environments is such a tricky proposition that some think it should never be attempted, and the coastal form left to nature to determine. But local authorities quite frequently endeavour to stabilise or improve coastal amenities by building structures on the foreshore or seabed.

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Still Potential for Change to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill

Created: Thursday, 24 February 2011 03:05

Following consideration by the Maori Affairs Select Committee the Coastal Marine Area (Takutai Moana) Bill (Bill) has been returned to Parliament and is predicted to become legislation by the end of next month. A large number of submissions were received by the Committee on what was naturally a contentious piece of legislation attracting a high level of public scrutiny. However, it was the Select Committee's recommendation that the Bill be passed without amendment.

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