Read the full copy of Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1
Read the S32 Evaluation Report,which assesses the extent to which the proposed plan change achieves the intents and purpose of the RMA.
Read Protecting our water - Tiakina ō tātou wai, a booklet that provides information on Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai and the Collaborative Stakeholder Group’s work.
Read the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River/Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato, which the proposed plan change gives effect to:
Read the Government's National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014, which the proposed plan change also gives effect to:
The plan change has been developed using an innovative collaborative process working alongside our iwi partners. Those who are most affected by the changes have been represented by a Collaborate Stakeholders Group (CSG), and they've been at the table developing the policy and providing input and feedback from their communities and sectors.
The Collaborative Stakeholder Group have not done the work on their own however. A Technical Alliance, an impartial, advisory group of specialists provided technical information to them and the project steering group. They collated, analysed, summarised and presented environmental, social, cultural and economic information about the rivers and the consequences of different land management scenarios.
You may also be interested to know we are looking ahead to how we manage water quality reviews across rest of the region.
In 2016, Waikato Regional Council is expecting to start a wider review of the Waikato Regional Plan, which will include water quality reviews for the rest of the region.