Land disturbance, erosion and sediment control

Get best practice guidance for land disturbance, erosion and sediment control.

Activities that disturb land must be adequately controlled to avoid sediment ending up in infrastructure and waterways. This page provides guidance on how to manage erosion and sediment on both large development sites and small building sites.

Erosion and sediment control guidelines 

Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines 2019 (pdf, 15 MB)

The Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines 2019 provides information on the technical tools and techniques to control erosion and sediment in the Tasman / Nelson region. It also provides a background on the issues, climate information and risks for the environment. 

The individual chapters of the full guide can be downloaded below.


Need help?

If you are considering undertaking land disturbance activities and require further information, please contact the Council's land compliance officer:

Building sites - management of sediment
Working with concrete
Te Ao Māori
What is land disturbance?
Land disturbance and the Tasman Resource Management Plan
Separation Point granites
Further reading
Sediment controls in the Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual

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