Regional Plan Review
This Consultation is currently open.
It opened 12:01am 22 September 2014
and will close 11:59pm 30 November 2014
(2 months away from closing)
A draft Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington region has been prepared. This document is a draft only and the rules and policies contained within it do not come into effect until the document is completed and adopted by the Wellington Regional Council.
Fresh water, land, the beach, and the coast are taonga to us all.
Mana whenua care about the mauri, or life giving properties of our region, and kaitiakitanga, the traditional obligation to sustain the ecosystems of the natural world. In a similar way, non-Māori believe there is a need to look at the environment as a whole and to protect its many interconnected elements.
Much has been learned about how human activity affects our region’s resources and over the past three years, as we have set about reviewing the existing regional plans for Wellington, we have learned much more. We have worked closely with communities and individuals to develop draft rules that protect the right things, in the right places. We have been cautious of restrictions on industries and development and careful to ensure we have protected all that we should in order to ensure a legacy we are proud of for the future.
The draft Natural Resource Plan for the Wellington region combines coastal and regional plans and incorporates regulatory and non-regulatory methods. It also identifies several distinct catchment areas (whaitua) within the region, and provides a decentralised approach to establishing priorities and programmes within each of these through whaitua committees.
If you would like a USB of the draft Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington region please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one.
Explains the definitions and terms used in the Plan and provides a guide on how to use it.
The objectives are statements of what we as a community want to achieve, and provide an understanding of what is addressed in this draft Natural Resources Plan and what the plan sets out to accomplish.
The how of the Plan is contained in the Policies chapter, which covers the overarching regional or general policies, and those specific to a particular resource air, land, water and the coast or a whaitua.
The rules (and other methods) in the Plan implement the policies and will be legally binding once the Plan becomes operative.
The whaitua committees work with the community to develop a set of environmental goals or a vision for their catchment area.
In some instances the listing of a site or place on a schedule will mean that carrying out activities there will be more restrictive under the draft Plan rules.
Here you can find detailed GIS layers of all of the information given in the Plan schedules and shown on the Plan maps.
For instructions on how to use GIS, Click here
Explains the values and issues which the Plan is addressing and the options considered to achieve good resource management.
Provides links to information on best practices, procedures or to tools to help achieve the desired performance and environmental outcomes.
Review the draft Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington region and send us your feedback before the end of November 2014.
Draft Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region
2 Fryatt Quay
Korero mai ano! Talk to us! We look forward to hearing from you.
To find out more
Public meetings are being held to explain the draft Natural Resources Plan
|Monday 22nd Sept||1.30-3.00pm||Carterton Event Centre – meeting room|
|Monday 22nd Sept||7.30-9.00pm||Masterton Town Hall|
|Wednesday 24th Sept||7.30-9.00pm||Trentham Gardens (at Racecourse)|
|Thursday 25th Sept||1.30-3.00pm||Wellington, Te Papa Rangimarie Room|
|Thursday 25th Sept||7.30-9.00pm||Dowse Art Museum|
|Wednesday 1st Oct||7.30-9.00pm||Porirua Arena|
|Thursday 2nd Oct||7.30-9.00pm||Kapiti Coast Library Room|