The West Coast Regional Council has prepared a Dangerous Dams Policy pursuant to section 161 of the Building Act 2004.
This Policy refers to dams that retain 3 or more metres depth, and hold 20,000 or more cubic metres volume of water or other fluid.
This Policy was adopted by Council on 12 September 2006 and will become operative 8 months after the Dam Safety Regulations under the Building Act 2004 come into force. The Policy provides further detail and can be downloaded from the link below.
Click here to download the Policy on Dangerous Dams (Aug 2006, PDF, 45KB)