We have a work programme to change our plans:

Regional Policy Statement (RPS): a framework for how we manage natural and physical resources in an integrated way across our Region. 

Natural Resources Plan (NRP): an integrated plan for our coast, land, water and air. 

The changes to our plans will focus on implementing new national direction, the Wellington Regional Growth Framework, and Whaitua recommendations.

Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region

Wellington Regional Council (Greater Wellington) has prepared Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement to make changes to the Regional Policy Statement to account for new national direction and to address issues in the Wellington Region. Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement is now open for public submission. 

Submissions close on 5.00pm 14 October 2022.

The focus of Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement is to implement and support the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) and to start the implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM). We are also addressing issues related to climate change, indigenous biodiversity and high natural character. 

Find out more about Proposed RPS Change 1 content and submission process.

Upcoming plan change work programme

Element of plan change work programme

Proposed public notification date

Operative Natural Resources Plan finalised

End 2022

Public notification of first set of NRP plan changes (NRP Plan Change 1, NRP Plan Change 2, NRP Plan Change 3)

Mid 2023

Public notification of second set of NRP plan changes and RPS Change 2

End of 2024

More information

Find out more information on Natural Resource Plan changes.

If you have further questions, please contact the Environmental Policy team at regionalplan@gw.govt.nz.

Updated August 18, 2022 at 3:28 PM

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