Building on Land Subject to Natural Hazard
Building Consent under Section 72
Section 72 of the Building Act 2004 is concerned with building on land which is subject to a range of natural hazards, like flooding, slippage and erosion. There are difficulties in building on such hazardous land for both the owner and Council.
Section 72 offers a solution to potential conflicts of interest by allowing, in certain situations, an owner to take the risk of building on hazardous land without exposing Council to future liability. If this applies to your project, please complete the Section 72 Request form to acknowledge that you are aware of the implications of this issue.