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Step 4 - Take a risk based approach

Step 4. Take a risk based approach Risk analysis tasks Risk Communication tasks

This is the stage where stakeholder acceptance of the calculated levels of risk and associated consent categories (and the implications of these) are assessed.

It is also when questions about risk mitigation may emerge – particularly in relation to areas of greatest contention. Discussions with stakeholders and affected parties will include whether the risk categories and/or consent levels are appropriate, and what trade-offs might be made between extra margins of safety, possible benefits, and costs of mitigation towards risk acceptance.

4a - Policy

1. Determine levels of risk for policy.

2. Determine resource consent activity status based on levels of risk.

3. Assess against assessment criteria and anticipated environmental outcomes.

4b – Resource consents

1. Assess resource consent applications based on levels of risk.

2. Identify and consider assessment criteria.

3. Identify and consider risk mitigation options.

4. Assess against assessment criteria and anticipated environmental outcomes.

1. Validate levels of risk for policy and consent categories with stakeholders - i.e. ground truth and check for perverse outcomes.

2. Engage stakeholders in identifying and reviewing risk mitigation options.

3. Update stakeholder analysis & engagement approach (after mitigation options new stakeholders may appear).

Hold forums/meetings/public events in accordance with engagement strategy –e.g., with representative groups, expert panels or communities. (See ‘key points for public forums on local hazards and their impacts’).....

Full table Steps 1-5