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 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 resource management issues in the Wellington Region. 

Submissions closed at 5pm on 14 October 2022.

Find out more about Proposed RPS Change 1

Upcoming plan change work programme

Proposed Change 1 Regional Policy Statement Hearing  

2023-Early 2024

Further Submissions on Plan Change 1 to the Natural Resources Plan 

Early 2024

Hearings Phase for Plan Change 1 to the Natural Resources Plan 

Mid-Late 2024

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

End of 2024

 How we’ll do it

You’ll have the opportunity to make submissions (provide feedback) on the changes we’re proposing.  Our plans are: 

  • Regional Policy Statement (RPS): Submissions were open in August 2022.
  • NRP Resources Plan (NRP): Submissions on Plan Change 1 to the NRP were open from 30 October to 15 December 2023.

We’ll update these pages with information on how to make a submission, and with links to the online submission forms. 

More information

Find out more about changes to provisions in the Regional Policy Statement.

Find out more about Natural Resource Plan changes.

If you have further questions, or if you’d like to be informed when the changes are notified and the submission periods opens, please contact the Environmental Policy team at regionalplan@gw.govt.nz

Updated February 5, 2024 at 12:03 PM

Get in touch

0800 496 734