Proposed Regional Policy Statement
The Proposed Regional Policy Statement can be downloaded here:
Proposed Regional Policy Statement (PDF, 392KB)
Section 32A Report (PDF, 384KB)
What's it all about?
This is a new direction for the Proposed Regional Policy Statement. With regulation now set in our Regional and District Plans, the Proposed Regional Policy Statement takes a high level strategic approach to the management of the regionally significant issues on the West Coast.
Notification of the Proposed Regional Policy Statement
On 16th March 2015 the West Coast Regional Council (the Council) notified the Proposed Regional Policy Statement in accordance with the provisions of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991. A total of 72 submissions were received.
Copies of the Submissions can be downloaded below:
Summary of Decisions Requested
Staff prepared a Summary of the Decisions Requested on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement and released this for further submissions on 6 November 2015. A copy of the Summary of Decisions Requested and the further submissions can be downloaded below. A total of 24 further submissions were received.
Bathurst Resources Ltd
Environmental Defence Society Inc
Frederated Farmers of NZ
Fulton Hogan Limited
Grey District Council
Heritage West Coast
Kaitiaki Mokihinui Charitable Trust
Minerals West Coast
New Zealand Defence Force
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of NZ Inc
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Transpower New Zealand Ltd
Westland District Council
Staff are preparing a Section 42A Staff Recommending Report on the submissions and further submissions received.
Where to from here?
- Following the Hearing, decisions on submissions, and further submissions will be made, with submitters notified of these.
- Any person who makes a submission, or further submission, who is not satisfied with the Council's decision and the changes that are to be made to the proposed Regional Policy Statement, may refer the matters to the Environment Court.
- Once all matters referred to the Environment Court are resolved, the document will be made operative.
How can I get more information?
Information on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement and what will happen next has been summarised on this page. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on 03 768 0466 or Freephone 0508 800 118.
Current operative policy
The current Regional Policy Statement can be downloaded by clicking the below link.
Regional Policy Statement (PDF, 915KB)
A Call for Regional Leadership, RMLA (2013)
Building Natural Resources, The Business Growth Agenda (December 2012)
EDS v New Zealand King Salmon - the implications, RMLA (2014)
Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand, LGNZ (2014)
Regional Economic Activity Report, MBIE (2013)
Report on Regional Policy Statement Effectiveness (March 05)
The West Coast of NZ Economic Indicators 2013, Development West Coast
West Coast Region Economic Indicators, BERL (October 2013)
To view the West Coast Conservation Management Plan 2010-2020 Volume 1 Click Here.