Natural hazards encompass events with the potential to cause harm or loss due to natural phenomena.

In Otago, we collaborate with territorial authorities to manage these hazards, employing strategies like the Queenstown Lakes Flood Management Strategy and the Milton 2060 Strategy.

Reports from the Otago Regional Council extensively cover a wide range of hazards such as active faults, climate change impacts, liquefaction, debris flows, floods, seismic activity, erosion, coastal events, landslides, fire risks, and alluvial fan projects.

These publications offer detailed insights and strategies for understanding and managing natural hazards, emphasizing vulnerabilities in areas like South Dunedin and addressing coastal risks and active fault distributions throughout the region. They serve as vital resources for comprehensive hazard management in Otago and its districts.

Page last updated 13 July 2024.