Regional Land and Water Plan
The Regional Land and Water Plan promotes the sustainable management of the West Coast’s natural and physical resources as they apply in the context of land and water by applying rules and conditions to various activities. These resources include the Region’s lakes, rivers, groundwater, wetlands, geothermal water, and land including river and lake beds. This Plan became operative on 27 May 2014, replacing the Water Management, Land and Riverbed and Discharge to Land Plans. See here for further resources on the Land and Water Plan.
Proposed Plan Change 1
Proposed Plan Change 1 to the Regional Land and Water Plan seeks to make adjustments to Scheduled Wetland boundaries and other miscellaneous changes. See here for more information.
National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry
The National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry (NESPF) came into effect on 1 May 2018.
The purpose of the NESPF is to maintain or improve the environmental outcomes associated with plantation forestry activities while increasing efficiency and certainty associated with those activities nationally. See here for more information on the NESPF.