Proposed Natural Resources Plan
The PNRP hearings portal contains copies of our s42A reports, redline version of the plan, evidence, audio recordings of the hearings and more.
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Hearings have been completed, and were scheduled by topics over six hearing streams, which commenced on 22 May 2017 and finished on 30 July 2018. Submitters that advised that they wished to speak to their submissions, were scheduled to appear at the relevant hearing topics. A list of the plan provisions covered under each hearing can be found on the link below:
SDR Database - use this to search submission points, provisions and to see if there are any further submissions made on your submission. This remains up to date and allows you to search for your submitter name or number.
Hearings are complete and the Panel are in deliberations. Council intends to publicly notify the Decisions on submissions on 31 July 2019, and a notice will be sent to all submitters and further submitters. Full copies of the Decision will be available for viewing at all public libraries throughout the Wellington region, and at GWRC Council offices located at:
Any person who made a submission or further submission may appeal the publicly notified decision to the Environment Court. Appeals to the Environment Court must be in the prescribed form and lodged with the Environment Court within 30 working days of the public notice of the decision.
The Ministry for the Environment website, www.mfe.govt.nz/rma, contains information about the Environment Court and RMA processes.
The hearings were scheduled as below:
Hearing Stream One - 22 May 2017
Overall policy framework for the proposed plan, Beneficial Use and Development, & Areas and sites with significant mana whenua values
Hearing Stream Two - 10 July 2017
Air Quality Management, Land use in riparian margins and stock access to water bodies, & Soil Conservation
Hearing Stream Three - 4 September 2017
Water Allocation & Natural Form and Function
Hearing Stream Four - 12 February 2018
Water quality & Stormwater
Hearing Stream Five - 9 April 2018
Beds of lakes and Rivers, Wetlands and Biodiversity,Discharges to land
Hearing Stream Six - 28 May 2018
Coast, Natural Hazards, & Significant historic heritage values, Contaminated land, and hazardous substances
All minutes issued will be made available at Panel Directions.
Pre-hearing meetings have been held on issues that may be resolved or for further clarity.
To view a schedule of pre-hearing meetings that have been held, please click the below link:
Please check out our FAQS section for information in the upcoming hearing process.
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