Waikato Regional Council's Earthquake Risk Mitigation Plan defines the role and future direction of Environment Waikato, territorial authorities, utility providers, iwi and the community in managing the effects of earthquakes in the Waikato Region. The Plan outlines the methods that will be used to reduce the adverse effects of earthquakes and what risk reduction is possible through pre-event planning and action.
While earthquakes are not considered a major risk in the Waikato region, there are some specific areas containing active earthquake fault lines which are more likely to experience earthquake activity.
Waikato Regional Council's Earthquake Risk Mitigation Plan aims to achieve efficient and effective earthquake risk management through:
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Earthquake Risk Mitigation Plan
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|Background and explanation||v|
|1 Hazard planning and management||1|
|Explanation and principal reasons for adopting||2|
|Environmental results anticipated||7|
|2 Response and recovery||10|
|Explanation and principal reasons for adopting||11|
|Environmental results anticipated||12|
|3 Monitor and review||13|
|Explanation and principal reasons for adopting||13|
|Environmental results anticipated||13|
|Appendix I:||Summary of actions – reducing adverse effects||15|
|Appendix II:||Summary of actions – response and recovery||16|
|Appendix III:||Summary of actions – monitor and review||17|
|Appendix IV:||Existing management - legislation||18|
|Appendix V:||Existing management – Local Government documents||19|
|Appendix VI:||Earthquake hazard and NZ 4203 Seismic Risk zones||20|
|Table 1:||Groundshaking categories||6|
|Table 2:||Application of loadings standard and the earthquake hazard map||6|
|Table 3:||Approximate population and land area within peak ground acceleration classes||6|
|Table 4:||Roles and responsibilities||8|
|Table 5:||Continuum of earthquake risk management||9|
|Figure 1:||The planning framework||ix|
|Figure 2:||Earthquake hazard and NZ 4203 Seismic Zones||3|
|Figure 3:||Information exchange and dissemination||5|