It’s important our region’s environmental resources are protected for people now and into the future.
The Waikato Regional Plan and Regional Coastal Plan set out objectives, policies and implementation methods, including rules, to help achieve this.
Project scoping and planning is now underway to review the Waikato Coastal Plan. The Waikato Regional Plan review will begin once appropriate approvals have been confirmed. Ultimately, the two plans will be combined and replaced by one: the Waikato Resource Management Plan.
We're not starting from scratch. We'll be looking at the two plans we already have, and considering scientific and other data, as well as feedback we've received over the years on ways the plans could be improved.
It’s also really important to us that our communities are involved. So we’ll be partnering with iwi and carrying out targeted engagement with stakeholders and communities throughout the review to inform possible changes to the plans.