Proposed Regional Policy Statement
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. See here for background information on the review.
On 16 March 2015 the West Coast Regional Council publicly advertised 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 on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement were received.
Summary of Decisions Requested
Staff prepared a Summary of the Decisions Requested on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement and publicly advertised this for further submissions on 6 November 2015.
A total of 24 further submissions were received.
Hearings on the Proposed Regional Policy Statement were held on 14, 15, and 21 May 2018.
For more information please visit the Hearings page here.
At its 14 August 2018 meeting, the Council accepted the Hearing Panel’s Recommendations as the Council’s Decisions on submissions to the proposed Regional Policy Statement. Council publicly released its Decisions Report on 17 August 2018. The Decisions Report refers to the Section 42A Staff Recommending Report (including the Log of Errors as an Errata), and the Council’s staff Right of Reply at the hearing as forming part of the Decisions Report.
For more information please visit the Decisions page here.
The Court directed that appeals can be resolved by mediation. The first mediation session was held on 11-14 March 2019, the second session will be held on 27-30 May 2019.
Where to from here?
Once all matters referred to the Environment Court are resolved, the document will be made operative.
How can I get more information?
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on 03 768 0466 or Freephone 0508 800 118.
For more information please visit the Appeals page here.