Submission periods are now closed 

Key documents:


Submissions Received: 7

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

Further Submissions Received: 3

Further Submissions period (Friday 24 November – 5:00pm 8 December 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. 

PUBLIC NOTICE - Variation 1 to Proposed Change 1 to the Regional Policy Statement for the Wellington Region - Submissions Open (PDF 225 KB) - 13 October 2023

Submitter Number: 

Original Submitter name and Submission: 

Address for service: 


Director- General of Conservation (DOC) (PDF 216 KB)  


DairyNZ (PDF 644 KB)   


Wairarapa Province of Federated Farmers  (PDF 683 KB)  


Wellington City Council (WCC)  (PDF 255 KB)    


Wellington Fish and Game Council  (PDF 174 KB)  


The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)  (PDF 298 KB)  


Winstone Aggregates (PDF 156 KB)

Public Notice: Summary of Decisions Requested available and Further Submissions Open of Wellington RPS - Variation 1 (PDF 145 KB) - 24 November 2023 (PDF 145 KB)

Further Submitter


Further Submission

Name and submission:

FS1 NZ Transport Agency, Waka Kotahi (PDF 588 KB)
FS2 Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated (PDF 584 KB)

Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (PDF 2.1 MB)

(Receive late with submission extension waiver (PDF 201 KB) )

Note that under the RMA all submissions and accompanying data must be made available for public inspection. To achieve that, we publish all Submissions and 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: 


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

Updated April 22, 2024 at 8:53 AM

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