The most active time of the year for landslides and debris flows is approaching.  We remind managed forest owners, or contractors, employees or agents of owners, that you are required to report a landslide or debris flow to council within 24 hours in accordance with Section 26 of the Private Managed Forest Land Council Regulation:

Notification of landslides and debris flows

26   An owner or a contractor, employee or agent of an owner must notify the council within 24 hours of becoming aware that a landslide or debris flow has occurred on the owner’s land, if the owner or a contractor, employee or agent of an owner knows that the landslide or debris flow has deposited debris or sediment into a class A stream, class B stream, class C stream, class D stream or class E stream.

  •  Class A, B, C, and D streams are fish streams OR are located upstream of the point where water is diverted by a licensed waterworks intake
  • Class E streams are 1.5 metres or wider and a direct tributary to a class A, B, C, or D stream

The form for reporting landslides or debris flows is available on our website here.

 

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