Further Submissions now open: (Friday 24 November – 5:00pm Friday 8 December 2023)


Key documents:


Submissions Received: 7

Submission period (Friday 13 October - 5.00pm Monday 13 November 2023)


Summary of decisions requested on RPS Variation 1:

The submissions are collated in a summary document ‘Summary of Decisions Requested’. There are two versions of the Summary of Submission documents, both contain the same data in different formats. 

Paper copies are also available at reception of our Cuba St and Masterton offices.


Submitter Number: 

Original Submitter name: 

Address for service: 


Director- General of Conservation (DOC) (PDF 225 KB)  



DairyNZ (PDF 355 KB)  



Wairarapa Province of Federated Farmers (PDF 302 KB)  



Wellington City Council (WCC)  (PDF 255 KB)



Wellington Fish and Game Council  (PDF 174 KB)



The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) (PDF 369 KB)  



Winstone Aggregates (PDF 156 KB)  


PUBLIC NOTICE - Variation 1 to Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region - Submissions Open (PDF 225 KB)


Public Notice: Summary of Decisions Requested available and Further Submissions Open of Wellington RPS - Variation 1 (PDF 145 KB)


Further Submissions now open – (Friday 24 November – 5:00pm 8 December 2023) 


How to make a Further Submission: 

  1. You can use the online submission portal, or,
  2. You can fill out the Further Submission Form (DOCX 206 KB) , please hand in this form use one of the below methods:
  • Email it to the regionalplan@gw.govt.nz.
  • Post it to: PO Box 11646, Manners St, Wellington 6142, ATT: Hearings Adviser.
  • Drop it off at reception at one of Greater Wellington’s offices, marked ATT: Hearings Adviser.


You must send a copy of your Further Submission to the original submitter 

Any person making a Further Submission must serve a copy of that submission on the original submitter no later than five working days after the submission has been provided to Greater Wellington. Each submitter has an address for service available in the above table. 

If you have made a Further Submission on several original submissions, then copies of your Further Submission will need to be served with each original submitter. 


Further Submissions are open from Friday 24 November and close at 5:00pm on Friday 8 December 2023. 

Note that under the RMA all submissions and accompanying data must be made available for public inspection. To achieve that, we will publish all Further Submissions and accompanying data on our website. For more information on this please view our Information-Statement-RPS (PDF 257 KB) . 

If you have any questions regarding the Further Submissions process, please email our independent Friend of the Submitter at: Friend.of.Submitter@gw.govt.nz. 


What happens next?

  • Once the further submissions period has closed, submitters, and further submitters on Variation 1 will have the opportunity to be heard by the proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement hearings panel in early 2024 at hearing stream seven. 
  • Greater Wellington will provide a public notice of our decisions based on recommendations from the freshwater hearing panel.
  • There is a limited opportunity for submitters to appeal to the High Court depending on whether Greater Wellington accepts or rejects the recommendations of the freshwater hearings panel.


If you have any questions about Variation 1 to the RPS Proposed Change 1, please contact our team at regionalplan@gw.govt.nz.

Updated November 27, 2023 at 9:18 AM

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