Restoration Liaison Group
A Restoration Liaison Group was established under the provisions of the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Order (provided for by the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016).
The Restoration Liaison Group includes representatives of the local councils, iwi, and NZTA, KiwiRail and NCTIR. The Group aims to ensure that environmental, ecological and cultural issues are appropriately addressed during the rebuild of the coastal corridor.
The formation of a Restoration Liaison Group (RLG) is a requirement of the emergency legislation and provides for representative consultation as part of the consent process. This consultation with specified persons (stakeholders) is a trade-off for no public consultation as part of the shortened consent process. Members of the RLG had an opportunity to comment on consent applications
RLG also workshopped other required consent supporting documents, such as Ecological Principles, Construction Environmental Management Plan and an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
Once government funding was approved for enhancement and resilience work on SH1, RLG had significant input into the design and inclusion of a coastal cycleway, better stopping areas, toilet facilities.
The makeup of the RLG is detailed in the Hurunui/ Kaikōura Earthquake (Coastal Route and Other Matters) Order 2016 (section 9 and Schedule 1 condition 4).