25.4.1 Purpose

​​​​a) This chapter establishes a city-wide framework for managing hazardous facilities under the Act to avoid or minimise adverse effects and the risks associated with hazardous substances. ​
b)​ “Hazardous facility” is the general term used in this District Plan to describe any site where hazardous substances ​​are stored, used, transported or disposed. ​
c)​ Hazardous substances can be toxic, flammable, highly reactive, corrosive, ecotoxic, radioactive or explosive. Risks to people and the environment arise if the substances react, degrade or are released because of inadequate management or an accidental spill. ​
d)​ Hazardous facilities need to be managed, designed and located appropriately, as well as having processes in place for dealing with accidental spills or the release of hazardous substances.​


1. Some activities involving hazardous substances are excluded from the definition of hazardous facilities. Check the definitions for hazardous substances and hazardous facilities first, to see if this chapter applies. This chapter focuses on the hazardous substances part of any activity. A hazardous facility may have other controls relevant to it that are found in the relevant Zone and city-wide chapters.
2. The District Plan is not the sole mechanism for managing the risks associated with the use, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous substances. Other legislation such as the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, Land Transport Act 1998, Worksafe New Zealand Act 2013​ and their regulations, impose additional controls and requirements (e.g. packaging, signage and labelling, transportation). 
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