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Helping us all protect the region from pests

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Helping us all protect the region from pests

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This Consultation is currently open.

It opened 8:00am 01 October 2018
and will close 5:00pm 01 March 2019
(4 months away from closing)

NOTICE OF HEARINGS

Public submissions on the proposal have now closed and we are now entering the hearing phase of the process.

View the full Hearing Plan here.

1. Notice is given that a hearing by the Council has been set to consider the Proposal for the Greater Wellington Regional Pest Management Plan and submissions received.

2. Sitting times for the hearing are 9:30am – 4:30pm. The dates and venues for the hearing of submissions are: 

Hearing Dates:

1) Date: 23rd October and 24th October 2018

Location: CNR Cornwall Street & Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt 5040

Venue: Angus Inn

2) Council Officer Reply Hearing day

Date: 1st November 2018

Location: CNR Cornwall Street & Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt 5040

Venue:   Angus Inn

Documentation

Further information including a summary of submissions received are posted on this page.

Also view the full consultation documents on the Pest Management Plan's Have Your Say page.

Background

There are many animals and plants in our region considered undesirable or a nuisance. 

Protecting our amazing regional biodiversity, from backyards to bush reserves, and looking after our unique primary production is everyone’s business. From treating invasive plants to setting stoat traps in Queen Elizabeth Park, we want to make sure the approach we take to pest control has a regional focus plus supports all the amazing work that is going on nationally and locally. That’s where our proposed Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2039 comes in.

Where to next?

Public submissions on the proposal have now closed and we are now entering the hearing phase of the process.

Greater Wellington will issue decisions after reviewing those submissions and following the hearing process. Decisions can be appealed through the Environment Court by submitters only. Then we put the plan into operation. The plan empowers us to exercise the relevant advisory, service delivery, regulatory and funding provisions available under the Act to deliver the specific objectives identified in Part Two (Pest Management) of the plan.

What’s the plan?

At Greater Wellington Regional Council we have a leadership role to play ensuring our goals for protecting both our native species and the places we value, align with community and iwi values, expectations and needs.

As part of our legislative requirements and as a good corporate citizen, we implemented the first pest strategy in 1996.
Our new Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2039 builds on the legacy of looking after our environment. This plan will go a long way to guarantee we have a robust approach to pest management in the future.

How have we got here?

In June 2017 we started the review process by holding initial workshops and consulting with our communities. This process focuses on approaching what species should be controlled to limit their adverse impacts on our region.

The Regional Pest Management Plan 2019 – 2039 identifies 26 animal and plant species (or groups of species) classified as a ‘pest’.

The strategy review and development of this new proposed plan is your opportunity to help us understand the regional priorities for pest management over the next ten years. The objectives and programmes described in this plan are reviewed every ten years.

View the full consultation on the Pest Management Plan's Have Your Say page.

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